Disingenuous journalists help disingenuous Congressional Democrats when they report "pay-as-you-go" at face value.

After 11 months of insisting that all major programs be paid for with tax increases or spending cuts elsewhere, Senate Democratic leaders acknowledged Thursday they cannot persuade enough Republicans to join them. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., reluctantly allowed a vote on a long-debated middle-class tax cut that would add billions of dollars to the deficit because it is not offset elsewhere.

As everyone knows, Democrats don't propose spending cuts, so "pay-as-you-go" really means tax increases exclusively. By failing to report the truth about "pay-go" Charles Babington reveals either the shallowness of his political understanding or his collusion with the Democrats, take your pick.

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