Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Busting budget bilge
There's a lot of tommyrot and poppycock promulgated about the federal budget. And a lot of gullible consumers of said silliness. Somehow, for instance, some folks are willing to believe that last Fridays shenanigans in Congress were important, when the much-lauded $61 billion savings represents less than one percent of the total.
I liked the White House's new interactive budget map, which uses the same basic proportioning idea as Newsmap to put everything in rectangular perspective.