"The greatest increase in poverty and hardship produced by any law in modern U.S. history."


Apocalypse now.

For the vigilant apocalypse watchers, Robert Greenstein, a budget analyst at the liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, is warning that John Boehner's proposed debt plan "could well produce the greatest increase in poverty and hardship produced by any law in modern U.S. history," which he apparently believes is the terrifying likely consequence of cutting government so much that federal discretionary spending only rises from $1.034 trillion to $1.234 trillion over the next decade.