baseline budgeting http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20904/all en Media Label Spending Cuts ‘Draconian’ and ‘Folly,’ As Debt Grows by Over $4 Trillion http://mrc.org/articles/media-label-spending-cuts-draconian-and-folly-debt-grows-over-4-trillion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In three years since the Senate last passed a budget, attempts to curtail spending have been criticized by media. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It was nearly three years ago that the U.S. Senate last passed a budget, despite the need for a clear plan to tackle debt and spending issues. The anniversary of that last budget is April 29, 2009. Since that time, the media have repeated the liberal theme that proposals to cut or cap spending are “draconian,” even when the cuts were only 4.6 percent of the year’s budget deficit.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-label-spending-cuts-draconian-and-folly-debt-grows-over-4-trillion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media abc balanced budget amendment baseline budgeting Budget David Gregory debt ceiling Diane Sawyer draconian ezra klein Heritage Foundation Jon Stewart Lester Holt NBC New York Times norman dicks obama Paul Ryan Senate spending cuts Washington Post Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:45:22 +0000 julia.seymour 39935 at http://mrc.org