The Campaign Spot

‘In truth, few of those involved in the stimulus debate are suggesting that the government should not take action.’

On the bottom of page A6, the Washington Post reports that President Obama is, well, lying:

“There seems to be a set of folks who–I don’t doubt their sincerity–who just believe that we should do nothing,” he said.

But in truth, few of those involved in the stimulus debate are suggesting that the government should not take action to aid the cratering economy.

Many of the president’s fiercest congressional critics support a stimulus package of similar size but think it should be built around a much higher proportion of tax cuts than new spending. Others have called for a plan that is half the size of the one headed for a House-Senate conference–still massive by historical standards.

Say, fellows . . . when the central argument that the president uses to defend $838 billion or so in new spending is a lie, isn’t that news? Shouldn’t that be something of a big deal?

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