Nine-Term Incumbent Congressman Doesn’t Know What “Deficit Reduction” Is

From a debate last night in New York’s 22nd Congressional District, we find a prime example of why our national debt now stands at over $ 13,000,000,000,000 in the person of Maurice Hinchey, who has represented the District since 1993:

H/T: Hot Air

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Dude. You are SOOO sucking up to Jazz Shaw. =)

  2. Brummagem Joe says:

    BS Doug. I watched this expecting some amazing revelation of stupidity and what do I get. A rather rambling dissertation on the nature of the deficit of the sort that are fairly commonplace at these sort of gatherings. I’m not going give him pass mark on crispness of presentation (but I rather suspect that wasn’t his goal). But to say he doesn’t really know what the deficit is is rather silly.

  3. Take a look at his record and you’ll see that he doesn’t

    Hinchey is one of the pieces of incumbent detritus that will hopefully be swept away. And, yes, there are plenty of Republican incumbents I’d like to see lose as well. Until we get term limits, though, we’ll have to take what we can get.