February 14, 2011

On Cutting Spending

Jonathan Chait is absolutely right:

The larger picture is this: the budget debate we're having has virtually nothing to do with the budget deficit, and only a little to do with the size of government. It's a debate about a small slice of the federal budget, and it's happening because Republicans want to cut the size of government without coming out against actual government programs.
Reducing the deficit would be easy: just raise taxes. But since the Republicans care infinitely more about taxes than about the deficit, neither will happen.

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 14, 2011 02:17 PM
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