Couric to Push Candidates to Agree Tax Hike Needed to Pay for Iraq?
The other question she previewed: “Do they think the warnings about climate change are overblown or not?” The question all the candidates answered on Thursday's CBS Evening News: “What are you most afraid of losing?” Earlier questions asked the ten contenders to name their “most influential person” and “biggest mistake.”
My August 2 NewsBusters posting recounted:
Neglecting any thought about cutting spending anywhere within the federal budget, for instance some of the soaring entitlement spending, CBS's Katie Couric on Thursday night wondered if taxpayers are "ready to spend" the "trillions" needed to repair the nation's infrastructure. Couric's assumption about higher taxes came as she introduced an August 2 CBS Evening News story from Nancy Cordes on the estimate by the American Society of Civil Engineers, a group obviously in favor of additional public works project spending, that it will cost $1.6 trillion to address infrastructure needs. Live from Minneapolis, Couric asked: "Experts have been warning for years that this country's infrastructure is crumbling. But are taxpayers ready to spend the billions, maybe trillions, it would take to fix all the pipelines, tunnels and bridges?"