[lbo-talk] Cui malo?

SA s11131978 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 12:23:51 PDT 2011

On 8/3/2011 3:07 PM, Doug Henwood wrote:

> It's one thing to make a deal like this - it's another to translate it
> into ten real annual budgets.

You said this before, but what are you really suggesting? That they're going to ignore the caps entirely and keep d/d spending growing at the inflation rate or more? Domestic discretionary includes lots of categories of spending, some with more political support than others. Even if you think they won't stick to the caps fastidiously, it seems hugely unlikely that they'll allow d/d spending to revert to its pre-deal baseline. Which means lots of programs will get savaged. Almost all d/d spending is either education and research or income security. Lots of enticing opportunities to screw the poor, unemployed, disabled and teachers.


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