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Do you think President Obama and his administration proposed the largest deficit in history by far to improve the chances that a meaningful budget will get through eventually?

That is, as is often done in business, has Obama spit out something at the highest budget levels knowing that opposition will ask for compromises and cuts and only go with something once they cut enough flesh?

It doesn’t seem implausible to me that one might want to come out with a preposterously big proposal so that you can lose 25% in negotiations and still have a usefully large budget.

Really when you look at the estimates, factsheets and assumptions powering the media behind the budget  – everything does read like a typical MBA-built business plan – it’s all up and to the right where it needs to be.

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