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"Deficit Reduction"

by Demian Brady / /

Appealing to skeptics of the Ryan-Murray budget compromise, Speaker John Boehner urged, “Listen, if you’re for deficit reduction, you’re for this agreement.” The plan would increase spending now and offset it over the next ten years. Spending now, deficit reduction … later. This sort of budgeting is the reason the federal government has chronic deficits.

Somewhere, Lucy Van Pelt is holding a football, waiting for someone to try and kick it.