ADVISORY: Backdoor taxes story
The Feb 1 story headlined “Backdoor taxes to hit middle class” is wrong and has been withdrawn. The story said lower-income families will pay more under tax provisions scheduled to expire Dec 31. The Obama administration’s budget calls for the extension of those tax provisions for households earning less than $250,000. There will be no substitute story.
I question whether this statement is actually false, since no administration makes any actual changes in the law. Until the congress acts, everything in the story stands as slated to occur. In my opinion, the retraction smacks more of cold-war Pravda than a news outlet. The story was fine until the Obama administration asked for it to be removed.
I’d like to know, “What is a substitute story?” anyway?
Such care for Obama’s reputation, even when the standing “facts” are overridden by mere request.