What to Keep in Mind When Judging Any Possible “Fiscal Cliff” Deal

By: Monday December 10, 2012 1:25 pm

By simply being intransigent, Obama could get much of what he claims to want without giving anything to the Republicans in return. What Obama “gives up” should only be weighed against what he couldn’t have gotten eventually. Things like accepting a tax increase on the wealthy or raising the debt ceiling should not even be counted as a real concession by Republicans because they would be forced to accept those anyway.

 

Robert Samuelson Offers a Modest Proposal for our Deficit Problem

By: Tuesday December 27, 2011 7:45 am

Robert Samuelson confuses taxing the rich with slavery. Coincidence? Nipping at the sherry again? You decide.

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