The headline of this story should not read “Obama Proposes Saving $17 Billion by Cutting Programs.” Rather, it should read “Obama Proposes Increasing Domestic Spending By $64 Billion.”
I mean, after all, that’s what the story says:
President Barack Obama urged Congress to cut almost $17 billion in programs, including tax breaks for oil and gas companies, while seeking an $81 billion increase for his domestic agenda.
Almost-Commerce Secretary Judd Gregg reacted correctly:
“You’re taking a little teaspoonful of water out of the ocean while you’re dumping a whole river in,” Republican Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire said.
Better headlines, please.