The White House’s economic policy is drifting off course. . . . Why haven’t they come out in favor of the House GOP effort to increase mandatory spending cuts and seek a three-percent across the board discretionary cut as per Marsha Blackburn and others? It would get them $500 billion or $600 billion in 10-year savings estimates. Why didn’t the White House signal help for Senator Coburn’s “Bridge to Nowhere” pork-barrel spending cut?
Why, indeed? Here’s more reaction to the Coburn Amendment disgrace. (Via Andrew Roth, who also observes that: “Using 2005 numbers, by voting down the ‘Bridges’ amendment, the Senate let the country know that it was unwilling to defund 2 out of 13,997 pork projects today. That’s 0.0142887762 percent.”)