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Posted at 6:11 PM ET, 01/27/2011

Reconciliation

By Ezra Klein

Recap: Reid and McConnell agree that the Senate is pretty much fine the way it is; Boehner backs off Social Security cuts; and 21 Senate Republicans want to make our budget process more like California's.

Elsewhere:

1) Rand Paul identifies $500 billion in spending cuts.

2) Is Tunisia the first domino?

3) Lessons learned from cooking in college.

4) "Capitalism: God's way of determining who is smart, and who is poor."

5) I'll be talking corporate tax reform on Larry Kudlow's show tonight.

Recipe(s) of the day: Every Minimalist column ever published.

By Ezra Klein  | January 27, 2011; 6:11 PM ET
 
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Rand Paul just PWNED Paul Krugman and the leftists.

Posted by: krazen1211 | January 27, 2011 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Rand Paul's proposed cuts eliminate almost all non-military discretionary spending.

But if the Reagan-Bush-Bush debt was a 30-year mortgage at 6%, these cuts are not even enough to make the payments.

The problem is that after the interest payments on the debt, our general tax revenues are not even enough to pay for our military.

Social Security and Medicare are funded by their own taxes and are not responsible for one dime of the debt.

Posted by: chase-truth | January 27, 2011 11:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure you probably won't even see this, but my column this week for ASU's newspaper mentioned your column, so here it is :)

http://www.statepress.com/2011/01/27/refuting-the-claims-of-ezra-klein/

Posted by: BrianPatrickAnderson | January 28, 2011 6:19 AM | Report abuse

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