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Thursday, March 16, 2006

"Spending cuts" and other lies.

I'm tired of hearing about how Congress needs to rein in spending. Two days ago I said that there was no way to balance the budget through spending cuts alone. Certainly you can't do it if you keep cutting taxes. From the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:

The President’s budget proposes to make permanent the tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003, and to add a number of new tax cuts that carry large price tags. At the same time, the budget proposes sizeable reductions over the next five years in nearly every domestic discretionary program area, including education, veteran’s health benefits, medical research, environmental protection, and various programs for low-income families, such as housing assistance, energy assistance, nutrition assistance, and child care.

It's just tiresome and insulting to hear obvious falsehoods repeated over and over again, and pathetic how bad the political media are at pointing them out.

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  • At 4:26 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Yet so effective, because the only thing more tiresome than constantly repeated falsehoods are constantly repeated refutations of those falsehoods. What American wants to hear the same boring, kinda confusing explanations of the problems with Republican tax policy more than, like, once every four years?

    The Straussians always win.


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