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Earth to New York Times: Please Show Us these “Deep Spending Cuts” You Keep Writing About

Derfel Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 7:31 PM
A 2.5 cents per dollar cut in the increase of spending is not a cut at all and is light years from being deep. 30 cents on the dollar in a budget fix at this date and perpetually that would be deep and necessary.

Sigh. I feel like a modern-day Sisyphus. Except I’m not pushing a rock up a hill, only to then watch it roll back down.

I have a far more frustrating job. I have to read the same nonsense day after day about “deep spending cuts” even though I keep explaining to journalists that a sequester merely means that spending climbs by $2.4 trillion over the next 10 years rather than $2.5 trillion.

The latest example comes from the New York Times, which just reported about “deep automatic spending cuts that will...

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