With the Republicans taking control of the House, there will be ample examples of ptolemaic logic in the coming days and months. Chief among them will be items pertaining to the budget. They will cut, cut, cut the budget until the cows come home and scrutinize any new expenditures to the hilt. But they will lower taxes without nearly as much scrutiny. Both add to the deficit, which they profess to care deeply about, but still, tax cuts get a pass. Why? Because it makes their base — rich people — happy.
It’s going to be an interesting year.
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