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Budget Deficit spin

The Philadelphia Inquirer has an op-ed article titled When is a plan not really a plan? from yesterday.

Listening to the news, you could be forgiven for thinking that President Bush has a plan to cut the federal budget deficit in half in the next five years. On Monday alone, the President, his budget director, and other officials repeated the talking point more than 20 times. But apparently, the only plan the President has is one to persuade the public his proposed budget will cut the deficit in half.

The authors are editors of Spinsanity ("Countering rhetoric with reason"), a seemingly political neutral site that attempts to un-spin the webs of deceit and misdirection woven by U.S. politicians and talking heads.

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