Balancing the Budget, Take … 462

I disagree, a little bit, with my friends over at Reason here. Nick Gillespie and Veronique de Rugy have outlined a plan for balancing the budget in ten years, with no new taxes and no draconian spending cuts. But that leaves another ten years of big deficits, which may be too much.

(I’m going to assume that Nick wrote all the parts I disagree with, inasmuch as I like my odds of surviving a scrap with him better than with Veronique.)

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