McCain’s Budget Lie

Let’s not beat around the bush, John McCain is lying when he says he’s going to balance the budget in his first term. Either that, or he is just completely, totally, ignorantly, clueless as to the reality of the budget (and you can decide for yourself which is worse). In either regard, the statement is totally wrong on the face of it, based on what McCain himself has put out. I could rehash the same links about McCain’s tax policy or his catch-all “cut pork” nonsense, but Hilzoy deconstructs McCain’s premise from the standpoint of how much money he wants to spend, and I’ll let her stand on her own merits.