Friday, July 1, 2011

That's News?

The president hinted that defense spending would have to take a hit. (On the table, sources tell me, is the possibility of a freeze on defense spending.) And some have argued that the promise of an overhaul of the tax code -- real reform that could lower overall rates but take away some sacrosanct deductions -- should be a part of this discussion. But we didn't hear about any of that, because those are tough choices, and they haven't been made. This was about politics and positioning to get the upper hand in the looming debt limit battle.
REALLY?  A freeze at current levels is news?  I regret my ignorance.  Why wouldn't a freeze at current spending levels for the entire budget be the starting point?  Granted that does not solve the entitlement black hole but they are not dealing with that anyway.

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