“Wasteful” spending

I don’t know why I’ve chosen to torture myself with the daily Gallup poll updates.  Mabye I can write a program that automatically generates an outraged blog post from them.  Yesterday’s:

April 2011: Which do you think is more to blame for the federal budget deficit -- spending too much money on federal programs that are either not needed or wasteful, or not raising enough money in taxes to pay for needed federal programs?

Yeah, that’s the problem,  “not needed” and “wasteful” programs.  Like Medicare.  Or the EPA.  Or national defense.  Got to give it ton Chait’s “one fact” on this one.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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