Not permanent as in forever
Two-thirds of the federal budget is "permanent law ... it's permanently appropriated."
Average, though not necessarily typical
On average, college students "are taking six years to get a four-year degree."
Plenty of cuts, but growth overall
"Nobody in total is proposing cutting anything. We’re trying to reduce the rate of growth in government."
Bush helped light the fuse
Deficit spending ‘exploded during the Obama administration’ to $5.3 trillion over four years, compared to $2 trillion in eight years under President George W. Bush.
Some lawyers never practiced, and the accountant's other numbers were slightly off
"There are 100 members of the U.S. Senate. Fifty-seven of them, including Russ Feingold, are lawyers. There are zero manufacturers and one accountant."
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