May 12, 2007 4:20PM

Budget Bravado

In a letter to lawmakers, the president’s budget director, Rob Portman, …accused Democrats of doing little to rein in “the unsustainable growth in entitlement spending” on Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare [reports the Washington Post].

Well, they did almost all oppose the trillion‐​dollar expansion of Medicare in 2003 that then‐​Rep. Portman voted for and that President Bush bludgeoned reluctant Republicans into supporting.