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the fallen standard of the Reagan Revolution

NR Online takes apart more stupidity (is that an oxymoron?) from WaPo, aka the House organ of the Tax and Spend crowd.

No doubt we will be hearing Real Soon Now about how the dedicated underpaid public school teachers have to buy colored pencils out of their own pockets because of the "cuts" in school funding.

Only in government does a spending increase of 4%, in real dollars, represent a cut of 50%, because it wasn't the 8% increase originally asked for. It's kinda like saying that because I got a 5% raise instead of the 10% I was hoping for, that my pay was cut 5%. In the real world, $105 is a 5% raise on $100, not a cut from the $110 that exists only in fantasy land.

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