Kent Conrad’s big lie

In “F*** you: The inside story,” on Senator McCain’s close encounter with Senator John Cornyn on the proposed immigration bill, I referred in passing to “the Democrats’ $2.9 trillion budget plan, an outline for the largest tax increase in U.S. history.” When the Washington Examiner subsequently quoted our report on the McCain-Cornyn encounter, North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad responded with a letter to the editor of the Examiner published on May 24:

Scott Johnson slipped false partisan rhetoric into his story when he off-handedly characterized the just-passed congressional budget as paving the way for a big tax increase. He is just plain wrong. Our budget does not include

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