Monday, February 7, 2011
If you say it often enough...people still forget the truth
Some things that aren't true need to be said over and over to get people to believe them, such as much of what is in some upcoming posts about the myths of the Reagan legacy. And some things need to be said over and over just to remind folks of the facts, like this...when Bill Clinton left office in January 2001, the OMB said that the country had a projected surplus of $5.6 trillion over the next decade. Eight years later, decisions to make two large tax cuts without offsetting them, to invade two countries, at least one of which we still don't understand the reason for, and to create a Medicare prescription drug benefit without paying for it, meant that the nation faced projected deficits of $10.4 trillion over the next decade.
Posted by Jamie McVickar