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The budget and the bureaucracy

The Washington Post has a great piece breaking down the budget's impact on each federal agency. The big winners are the Energy Department, the Justice Department and the FDA. The big loser -- in fact, the only loser -- seems to be the Labor Department.

By Ezra Klein  |  February 2, 2010; 9:27 AM ET
Categories:  Budget  
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It looks like most of the cuts that lead to an overall "freeze" are coming from decreases in labor payouts.

Is the freeze acheived by shifting some of the unemployment benefits to a Jobs or other recession related bill? Is it an accounting trick counting a freeze from the high water mark of recession recovery spending?

Posted by: NickM2 | February 2, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

To read that would cause me to surf to another WaPo page, and somehow I might end up coming across that idiot Dana Milbank. Not so much....

Posted by: zeppelin003 | February 2, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

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