If you can't properly assess causality, you won't know which tools to pull out of the box:
Senate President Phil Berger told reporters earlier today that the tax and spending policies enacted by Democrats in the past led to the current deficit.
Pay attention, Phil: It's a global recession. Even if you Republicans had been in charge for the last ten (or 100) years, the recession would have choked revenues and created a deficit. Of course, not as many North Carolinians would have suffered, because our population would have dwindled every year you were in charge. Even Tombstone, Arizona had budget problems.
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