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From TalkingPointsMemo today:

A note from TPM reader Paul Krugman …

Today's WSJ lead editorial is a classic. It's titled "All you need to know", and shows the CBO projection of declining deficits and stable debt. What they either don't know or believe readers don't know is that this is the *baseline* projection, which assumes that the sunset clauses in the tax cuts actually go into effect, with the whole thing expiring at the end of 2010 (which is halfway through fiscal 2011, in their chart.) It also assumes that nothing is done to reform the alternative minimum tax, which amounts to a stealth tax increase. So what they've proved is that the tax cuts are affordable as long as they go away …

I say that man deserves a Special Edition Privatize This! TPM T-Shirt!

Man, I was so on that a couple months ago. Can I have Krugman's T-shirt? Course, I actually do want to privatize… well, most things, really.

Addendum: Commenter Morat, like an Eskimo dissatisfied with a mere one term for "snow," thinks the word "lie" is insufficient to capture the variety of truth-bending on the political landscape, and wants a word to describe "A lie no one believes, but was told for the sake of courtesy." May I humbly suggest a "Fleischer."