Wasn’t it just five minutes ago that Democrats and Republicans alike were hailing their budget resolution from last week as “historic” and “unprecedented” in its cuts? Even the usually understated WSJ called it, as I pointed out only moments ago, “The Tea Party’s First Victory.”
I guess that was then. Today the WSJ reports that even that widely reported figure of $38 billion in hotly negotiated cuts was “hokum,” the real figure being closer to $20 billion. The Journal also reports that this revelation might mean that House Speaker Boehner is in danger of losing yet more backbencher support from those yahoos of media lore.
Well, I for one am shocked, shocked that instead of cutting the budget by the whole one-and-a-half percent ($61 billion) the Republicans initially demanded, and instead of the one whole percent ($38 billion) they claimed to end up with, they in fact cut the budget by only about one-half of one percent.
Budget crisis? What budget crisis?