Saturday, February 22, 2014

The New York Times' Totally Opposite Take on Grand Bargains

This is not unexpected. It is, however, nice to read a sane piece about Grand Bargains and Social Security cuts, etc.

And "charade" is the right word for it. Of course, liberals like to think that Obama was playing some kind of high-stakes poker and never really intended to make a Grand Bargain with the recalcitrant Republicans. But it's not true. Obama would have cut Social Security -- a little -- to show he's Serious. I hated that, and I'm as happy as anyone, for now anyway, that it's off the table. Bullet dodged. Stupid that it ever came up or Obama ever considered it.

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