Friday, April 26, 2013

Today's "More Honest than We Intended to Be" award goes to....

Concerning the sequester, that trim in the rate of growth of vast hacking back of government spending, Brian Beutler writes in Talking Points Memo:
The point of sequestration is supposedly to create just enough chaos that regular people — people with political clout, such as, say, business travelers — demand that Congress fix it. Or as the Democrats conceived it, to create the public pressure they need to knock Republicans off their absolutist position on taxes.
The mask slips, but Beutler hurriedly pushes it back into position in the next paragraph:
They allowed Republicans to inaccurately characterize the FAA furloughs as a political stunt. [emphasis added]

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