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Politics & Policy

Senate Democrats’ Budget Games

Republicans bear a significant portion of the blame for the high federal-budget deficit. Senate Democrats are not content to rest their case on that point. Instead they are claiming that Republican tax cuts and defense spending are responsible for the entirety of the deficit. As Brian Riedl explains, the case they’re making is absurd.

Ramesh Ponnuru — Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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