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The Obama Administration has released its budget. It has been widely panned as an unserious campaign document that breaks the President’s promise to halve the deficit in three years. This has not only come from predictible Republican circles, but from much of the mainstream media – Jake Tapper at ABC News, Dana Milbank at the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune editorial board, etc. There is only one major media organ defending the budget – the New York Times, which actually called it ‘responsible’. I understand it’s an election year and the Times is going to occupy its usual place in the corner of the Democratic candidate, a place it has occupied in every election since 1960. But today’s blue valentine says much more about the leftist ends of the Times than it does about the massive waste of paper the Administration calls a budget.

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