Bad Headlines: Obama Budget Edition

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on May 8, 2009

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.

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