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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Carolyn Maloney's Lies About Wonderboy's Spending Plans

I wrote this piece a few years ago concerning New York Democratic Representative Carolyn Maloney's economic idiocy.

Sadly, it was on display on Tuesday of this week on CNBC. With GOP House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan co-hosing a few hours of the network's morning program, they invited Maloney to offer a few thoughts.

If Ryan needed anyone to make him look even more sensible and intelligent than he already does, Maloney was an ideal candidate.

Amidst a torrent of blame for long-departed Republicans for any current economic ills, Maloney then laughably claimed that Wonderboy's spending freeze is a big step forward for federal government restraint.

She must think viewers live on Mars.

We all know that the First Rookie's spending freeze proposal covers only a very narrow slice of the federal budget- part of discretionary spending- and then only on recent, elevated spending levels. It's nonsense. A mere $20B.

The real battles right now are over whether $100B is enough cutting for the next year. And it's not.

But for Maloney to think she can fool anyone by spreading Frisco Nan's lies is sad. Too bad this relic got re-elected last November.

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