Interesting Math

On the radio this morning, the host made an excellent point.

Obama says he’s going to freeze spending in some areas.  These areas had a 15% – 20% increase in spending last year.  So, he’s going to freeze at level that is still 20% higher than 2 years ago.

That’s a great example of spin.

Freezing spending sounds like a responsible thing to do.  Of course, not telling you that he’s freezing it after a year of large growth isn’t responsible.  It’s misleading.

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