Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Moderate Wisdom

David Brooks in today's New York Times on the left-wing "strategy of confrontation and conquest" regarding the fiscal cliff:
It’s reckless to think you can manufacture an economic crisis for political leverage and then control the cascading results
David Brooks in May 2011 on the opening of the debt ceiling negotiations:
There is a lot going on behind the scenes of the debate over how to raise the federal debt-ceiling limit. Something good might happen. 
Events are being driven by the Republican leaders. The playing field on the debt-ceiling fight is tilted in their direction, so they want to make this fight as consequential as possible. They want to use this occasion to reshape fiscal policy for decades.

No comments:

Post a Comment