So John McCain has promised to balance the budget, but has also promised a series of lavish tax cuts for the rich, defense spending hikes, and endless wars that makes balancing the budget impossible. So far, so good, just a little of the old straight talk. But then for some reason he actually provided the Washington Post editorial page with a budget plan, perhaps counting on their love of Bush/McCain-style foreign policy to cause them to forget how to add, resulting in an editorial about how their numbers are nonsense.
In a reality development, the video professor is offering to help McCain learn how to use a computer:
Between the built-in calculator, and widely available spreadsheet and financial planning software, maybe once the professor's through with him McCain will have his budget problems figured out.
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Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.