In the News: 17 February 2009

Interesting day, tax protests in Denver, Kansas withholding tax refunds, Juan Williams is one thing on NPR and another on Fox News, and Fifty-one percent of Americans think the Fairness Doctrine will be reinstated.

$30-THOUSAND DOLLAR A PLATE PORK ROAST

Independence Institute– When President Obama signs his so-called stimulus bill in Denver on Tuesday, his stroke of the pen is equal to each American family signing over a $30-thousand dollar check to the government.1

“At a time when tough budgeting decisions are being made around the kitchen table, each family in America will soon be 30-thousand dollars deeper in hock, thanks to this legislation,” says Jon Caldara, President of the free-market think tank, the Independence Institute. “Most of that spending should never happen at all, and much of that money will be spent on pork that won't even taste good.” read more...


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Kan. suspends income tax refunds, may miss payroll


The Wichita Eagle-Income tax refunds and state employee paychecks could be late after Republican leaders and the Democratic governor clashed Monday over how to solve a cash-flow problem.

Payments to Medicaid providers and schools also could be delayed.

"We are out of cash, in essence," state budget director Duane Goossen said.

The move places state taxpayers, workers and schoolchildren in the middle of a political battle over budget cuts. read more...
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An NPR Voice on ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ Is a Credential Played Down

NY Times-News organizations often encourage their journalists to appear on other platforms for promotional purposes. But when the National Public Radio analyst Juan Williams speaks on the Fox News Channel’s highest-rated program, the radio network doesn’t want any attention. read more...


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47% Oppose Fairness Doctrine, But 51% Think Congress Likely To Bring It Back

Rasmussen-Just 38% of U.S. voters think that the government should require all radio stations to offer equal amounts of conservative and liberal political commentary.

Forty-seven percent (47%) oppose government-imposed political balance on radio stations, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure which course is better. read more...
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Deliciously ironic day in news off the grid, don't yah think?

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

I guess I am more ignorant than I thought. Fairness Doctrine? I thought there was something called freedom of the press or something like that. Why does the government have the right to tell a radio station who they have to talk about? If you don’t like it, change the station! Come on, it seems like a no brainer to me. Let’s not forget that television and radio are not the only source in the year 2009 to get information. We do have a little something called the internet.

Critical Thinker said...

"I guess I am more ignorant than I thought. Fairness Doctrine? I thought there was something called freedom of the press or something like that. Why does the government have the right to tell a radio station who they have to talk about?"

Ignorant? Hardly, you have more sense than anyone in Washington. You seem to have a better grasp on the legality of the Constitution that our elected officials.

Presumably, you aren't a lawyer.
If you are you are then you are one of the few that has an honest grasp on what our legal system is based on.

 

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