Ben Stein Blames ‘Excessive Tax Cuts’ & ‘Voodoo Economics’ for

April 17th, 2011 3:10 PM
During a pre-recorded commentary aired on CBS’s Sunday Morning show, right-leaning actor and economist Ben Stein - also a CBS contributor - blamed "excessive tax cuts" enacted by former President Bush and congressional Republicans for "starting the problem" of the current federal budget deficit, and advocated raising taxes on the wealthy in addition to "major…

Imus: Obama 'Jimmy Carter Stupid' Regarding Wall Street and the Econom

November 25th, 2009 10:06 AM
According to Don Imus, it's the late-1970s all over again, and not in a good way.  Imus appeared on the Fox News Channel's Nov. 24 "Hannity" program and had some disparaging words for the current administration's economic policy. He told viewers that Obama's associations with Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers weren't the problem (h/t Erick Erickson at RedState.com). "You had me…

Reich: Obama Critics Stoking 'Angry Right-wing Populism

March 7th, 2009 6:19 PM
On Friday, NewsBusters asked, "When Will Media Blame Economy and Bear Market on Obama?"Don't expect Bill Clinton's former labor secretary Robert Reich to ever do so, for in an article published at Salon Thursday, the UC-Berkeley professor claimed "every major policy that led to this collapse occurred under George W.'s watch."Not only that, but the man who recently told…

AP's Citi Deal Report Avoids 'Nationalization,' Plays 'Name That Party

February 27th, 2009 12:08 PM
There's an N-Word you apparently write at your own risk if you're in the establishment media. It's "nationalization." The Associated Press's Stephen Bernard, with the help of old reliables Jeannine Aversa and Martin Crutsinger, blew through almost 800 words (link is dynamic; 12:49 p.m. version is saved here for future reference, is now authored by Crutsinger, and is longer than what I…

Conason: Don't Worry, Liberals--Obama Still Planning Radical Change

November 27th, 2008 10:57 AM
Joe Conason's column should be as chilling to conservatives as it is meant to be comforting to liberals.  His message: don't be distracted by the centrist-seeming appointments Pres.-elect Obama has made to his economic team.  He remains as committed as ever to his radical agenda.Conason's commentary appears this morning at Rasmussen Reports.  Key lines [emphasis added]:[W]hen liberals point to…

Mitchell Measures the Drapes: 'I Think You're Going to See a Bipartisa

October 17th, 2008 10:09 AM
You might know Barack Obama as the most liberal member of the Senate, a hyper-partisan who toed the Harry Reid line an amazing 97% of the time. But Andrea Mitchell sees in Obama a bipartisan president in the making. Appearing on Morning Joe today, Mitchell came close to speaking of an Obama presidency as a given, just managing to curb her enthusiasm. And wait till you see the people she cited…