The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 was a very controversial bill to the right-wing media. It was out of control government spending! It was an over reach of the federal government! It was a $275 million dollar tax cut for working families and small businesses!Wait, what? Isn’t that what the right-wing media loves? Don’t they talk about how we should do that every single day?
You wouldn’t have known it listening to the GOP politicians and media. They were irate over the Recovery Act. Maybe that’s because it wasn’t laden with tax cuts for the uber-wealthy and large corporations (the GOPs real priority).
Manipulations about the Recovery Act are too numerous to list. From saying that it cost us jobs, to it didn’t cut taxes, to it didn’t create jobs, to it was just a bunch of road work, they pretty much ran the gambit of B.S.
For some real information about the Recovery Act: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recovery_Act#Taxes_.28.24275_billion.29
For some examples of manipulation in regards to the stimulus: http://mediamatters.org/search/index?qstring=stimulus&x=0&y=0&tab=clips