The vice president has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal defending the Bush administration’s economic record and making the kinds of claims about tax cuts that drive some people crazy. I actually thought the tax-cut arguments were defensible, but the spending part of the column a bit more slippery. No Child Left Behind, to name just one example, contained significant increases in non-security discretionary spending. And Cheney is is comparing the most tightfisted budgets of the Bush years with most spendthrift of the Clinton years to make the current administration’s record of fiscal restraint look better.
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