15 million unemployed

And the NY Times makes a budget game!

I was arguing with other progressives about this yesterday, saying it was skewed simply by virtue of which options it included and which it ignored. (You’ll remember I made the same argument after attending the AmericaSpeaks town hall and going through a similar exercise.)

The slightly-informed majority of the attendees came to the same conclusion: We needed single-payer health care to close the deficit gap. (Guess what? We still do.)

But Dean Baker actually makes an equally compelling argument: With 15 million people unemployed, why is the NY Times pushing the conventional wisdom about the deficit?