Wednesday, April 06, 2011

How bad has it gotten?

When the Gray Lady puts it this bluntly in a news piece …

By its mix of deep cuts in taxes and domestic spending, and its shrinkage of the American safety net, the plan sets the conservative parameter of the debate over the nation’s budget priorities further to the right than at any time since the modern federal government began taking shape nearly eight decades ago.

… that is really saying something. Wingnut howling about Teh Librul Media notwithstanding.

All I can say is Josh Marshall is right and I hope Paul Krugman is wrong.

[Added] See also Steve Benen.

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