I keep hearing the sensible people on CNN and MSNBC talking about a $3 billion budget shortfall that Gov. Walker needs to close with his budget “repair bill”. But that’s not even true. That’s a projection for the next two year budget period which starts this summer. It’s actually a significant difference. Because what they’re fighting about now is how to fix a dramatically smaller shortfall for the period up until the next budget period. Relatively short span of time. But a big difference since that $3 billion number has nothing to do what’s being voted on now. I’d be obliged if people could send me time and name when you see folks on these quality news networks repeating this false claim of the governor’s.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.