Interesting piece by E.J. Dionne. While tossing out a few backhanded compliments at the Tea Party, Dionne manages to argue against cutting spending. Consider this further evidence that the Washington Post does not believe in drug testing.

Thanks to the tea party, we are now told that all our problems will be solved by cutting government programs. Thus the House Republicans foresee nirvana if we simply reduce our spending on Head Start, Pell grants for college access, teen pregnancy prevention, clean water programs, K-12 education and a host of other areas.

Does anyone really think that cutting such programs will create jobs or help Americans get ahead? But give the tea party guys credit: They have seized the political and media agenda and made budget cutting as fashionable as Justin Bieber was five minutes ago.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/02/21/is_it_really_time_to_cut_spending.html

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