Well and Poorly Quoted

Is Byron York misquoting Ezra Klein out in Vegas?

And are these two guys quoting each other too well?

  • “The bipartisan congressional Joint Committee on Taxation estimated in 2005 that repealing the estate tax would cost the federal government more than $71.6 billion a year in lost revenue by 2015; the Treasury Department estimates the revenue loss at $65.8 billion that year.” – Bloomberg’s Ryan Donmoyer, June 8

    and

  • “According to the staff of the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, repealing the estate tax would cost the government $71.6 billion a year by 2015. The Treasury Department estimated the revenue loss at $65.8 billion that year.” – Jeffrey Birnbaum, Washington Post, June 9