“What if I came to you and said, ‘I’ve been on a diet for the last month, and I’ve gained 10 pounds. Isn't that great?’ You would say: ‘Wait, what are you talking about? That’s insane.’ And I said: ‘I was going to gain 15 pounds. I’ve only gained 10 pounds, therefore my diet is successful.’"
Here is what the Post calls "draconian cuts": instead of increasing spending by $9.48 trillion, they’d increase it by “just” $7.3 trillion.
We have to get used to a lower standard of living. Or else...
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