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I Hope They Didn't Actually Plan That Pose With the Halo for Obama

 Still, I've long understood that in extremis I am a "tax and spend" Democrat--unhappily so, but still so. 

But I would not have cut NASA or the C-17 air transport, Joint Strike Fight components or the Army Corps of Engineers.  

An article by Jonathan Weisman in the Wall Street Journal and another by Jackie Calmes in the New York Times explain both the economics and politics of the budget.