They Are "Taming the Debt" Again at the Washington Post

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Friday, 09 August 2013 07:13

The Washington Post had yet another news article with cheerleading for cuts to Social Security and Medicare. The piece told readers about the bad news that a number of experienced Republican congressional staffers were leaving their jobs, telling readers:

"Moreover, many observers worry that the exodus is an ominous sign that Republicans see low odds for significant progress toward taming the debt."

Of course many observers who are more concerned about promoting economic growth and reducing unemployment than arbitrary debt and deficit numbers would see this exodus as good news. Also, people who recognize that most seniors have little extra spending money will be pleased to see that the prospect of cuts to Social Security and Medicare may be fading. (The article seems to bemoan the fact that much of the decline in projected deficits is due to better growth and slower projected growth in health care costs rather than budget cuts.)

Perhaps the Post will have more balanced budget reporting once Bezos begins to restructure the paper.