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What The Media Tell Americans About Free Enterprise
 

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December 1998

 

Kudos

ABCís World News Tonight is one of the pioneers in network investigation of government waste. Its regular segment, "Your Money," delves into ways that Americans are being ripped off. Often "Your Money" reporters focus on expensive federal subsidy programs.

For example, on November 16, correspondent Michele Norris told viewers about colleges that continue to receive special federal grants for historically black colleges even though they are no longer predominantly black. For example, Bluefield State College is now 93 percent white, "but that hasnít stopped the government from doling out handouts, and it hasnít stopped the school from accepting the cash."

On November 25, correspondent John Martin visited a ski resort in Ogden, Utah owned by a millionaire, who was nevertheless set to receive $15 million for a road to the resort. Then on December 7, Martin reported that "Medicare pays $1 billion more than necessary for prescription drugs."

Kudos to ABC News for continuing to shine the spotlight on how taxpayers are forced to pay for indefensible government largesse.

 

ó Rich Noyes

 

 

 

 

 


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