The Insult of Leftist Lies

If one wants to explore what makes the minds of the left-liberal elites tick, there is perhaps no better place to search than on the editorial pages of the New York Times, which on the last Saturday of 2011 saw fit to bemoan such  little reductions as Republicans had been able to accomplish in the Obama administration's ongoing runaway spending binge: But that still leaves major reductions in the vital category known as nondefense discretionary spending[.] ... ... This spending category has been the main focus of Republican pressure for decades. In the 1970s, nondefense discretionary spending represented about 5 percent of the gross domestic product; that is now down to about 2.5 percent. Over the next decade, once the new cuts go into effect, it will decline to less than 2 percent. This year's spending bill, signed into law a few days ago, is roughly 10 percent lower than last year's, cutting Pell grants, environmental programs and aid to desperate states. Low-income heating...(Read Full Article)