I cannot say my expectations were high. But Sen. DeMint (R) of South Carolina does seem to be an even bigger ignoramus than I’d realized. On This Week this morning he actually said: “Let’s don’t say it’s a stimulus when it’s a government spending plan.” A ‘Stimulus plan’ is pretty much by definition a spending plan, though of course it can include tax reductions as well.
As noted, my expectations are not high. But I’m wowed by the amount of nonsense and lies that are being injected into this debate.
Also, high on the list, of course, is the fact that basically all the ‘wasteful’ spending that’s being discussed amounts to a total of what … maybe 2 or 3 billion out of $819 billion total? Why is this point not being made more clearly?
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.