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What Gets Cut?

According to Rachel Maddow, on the list of things we have learned, not freezing government spending while a bad economy is just starting to...

http://www.jfklibrary.org/NR/rdonlyres/4824ECB7-C7E9-47EB-A577-549C4BB6FF33/3841/STC726314JAN1963.jpgAccording to Rachel Maddow, on the list of things we have learned, not freezing government spending while a bad economy is just starting to recover, is near the top of the list.With a little more than 24-hours to go until tomorrow night's State of the Union, some interesting data to consider in terms of whether Obama, when deciding what to freeze and what to cut, will ultimately come down on the side of public opinion.As it concerns education, a report released yesterday by Pew (see: left) indicates that insofar as public priorities go, education ranks right up there among our list of priorities.And Matthew Yglesias is smart to point out (see: below) that in midst of freezes and cuts to non-security related domestic spending, we're actually very eager to increase the spending on all sorts of things, with education being foremost among them.So what, exactly, is going on here-and might Obama abandon the health care fight in terms of something potentially more advantageous. Or is "education" simply too broad a category to begin with?Tune in tomorrow night to find out.


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