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Wed May 24, 2017, 05:36 PM

White House denies 'egregious' budget accounting error

Source: BBC

White House denies 'egregious' budget accounting error

24 May 2017 US & Canada

The White House has denied the president's budget proposal contains an "egregious" maths error.

Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers pointed out the spending plan double-counts $2tr (1.5tr).

But White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told reporters: "We stand by the numbers."

Unveiled on Tuesday, the budget proposes deep cuts to welfare programmes.

Mr Summers, also formerly chief economist of the World Bank, was one of the first to spot the apparent mistake.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:37 PM

1. "It's a feature, not a bug"

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Response to JHB (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:01 PM

5. +1

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:56 PM

2. "Dynamic" math is whatever they say it is. nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:56 PM

3. "it's not en error, it's fraud!" nt

 

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:58 PM

4. "We stand by the numbers."

Of course they do.

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