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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, February 10, 2006

Newspapers Continue to Call Slowed-Down Spending ‘Cuts’

Social programs are still expanding rapidly under new Bush budget, but writers hear only liberal criticisms of reduced growth.

By Ken Shepherd
Free Market Project

In New Hampshire on February 8, President Bush gave a simple lesson journalists could use. He compared slowing spending growth to driving the speed limit, rather than cutting spending, which would be like “putting your car in reverse.” The media, however, chose to steer readers wrong with an insistence on calling spending increases “cuts” and amplifying liberal outrage for not spending enough money. Read on.


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