Lori Montgomery has a piece today in the Washington Post (5/20/11) noting that Senate Democrats have yet to unveil a budget planthat would”counter the budget blueprint approved last month by House Republicans.”Some Democrats dosay that they will soon unveil a plan that “would offer a sharp contrast to the GOP budget.”
Such a contrast exists already in Congress. It’s called the People’s Budget, and it is the work of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The most notable coverage of it in the Post came in the form of a red-baiting Dana Milbank column. The news pages of the Post, like most other papers, has chosen to ignore a budget plan that is politically inconvenient to them. Thus the debate over how the government should deal with debt/deficit problems omits one very real policy solution.