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  1. SeattleSam

    But, Jim, from the Democrat’s point of view 88% IS balanced. “Shared sacrifice” NEVER involves government sacrificing anything. “Austerity” never involves the government spending less. So even 12% is a big sacrifice to them. Remember these are also the people who say that when you spend $1 one year and $2 the next, that’s really a “cut” of $1 because you planned to spend $3.

  2. Max Planck

    ROFL!! Get the office defribrillator cranked up! Pethokoukis is in Twitter meltdown over BLS numbers.

    1. MacDaddyWatch

      Cut and Paste Einstein…are you still here?

  3. So let me get this straight. Conservatives use deficit projections which assume indefinite spending on the wars to whine about the deficit and then say that not spending money on the wars isn’t “real” savings because “it was going to end at some point” anyway. Then they ignore spending cuts that Obama already put into law which came with 0 revenue increases because then their narrative about Obama only wanting to raise taxes is exposed for the bs that it really is. The hypocrisy here is laughable.

    And yes SeattleSam the scenario you described is a cut precisely because you idiots use projections that assume spending 3 dollars to remind us about the “crushing burden of debt” in the next 10 years.

    Amusingly I read this blog because Pethokoukis is supposed to have a reputation as a “thoughtful conservative”, but all I see is more of the same talking points I could get by watching Faux News.

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