In yesterday's debate, Sen. Collins seems to have conveyed an impression about federal budgeting that is pretty much the opposite of the truth.
It's worth noting that this is not the first time Susan Collins has taken liberties with numbers in an effort to deceive voters.
Remember when her campaign tried to portray a potential small reduction in our Iraq spending as tantamount to repealing the costs of the war?
Or when she called for a repealing farm subsidies--a tiny slice of the federal budget--as a way to close what is now a $10 trillion national debt?
Collins has demonstrated that she's perfectly happy to make things up. And it's not hard to understand why: No one in the Maine press calls her on it.
Until that happens, no doubt she'll keep right on doing it.