the important and the not-so-important, horribly conflated.

Adventures in Republican Mathematics

In politics on November 10, 2010 at 10:17 pm

10 x 0 = 0, not $25 billion. Congressional Republicans, in a plan for cutting the national deficit published this week, proposed to eliminate a $5 billion emergency welfare fund (part of the stimulus) that ended its disbursement on Sept. 30. They projected the annual cost (2.5 bil) of this now-non-existent program over a 10 year period, and subtracted $25 bil from their budget proposal.

The next 2 years are going to be delightful.


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