Passing the bucks:
Senate budget hawks on Wednesday unveiled a proposal that aims to get the national debt under control by forming a bipartisan commission to make tough decisions that they do not trust Congress to make on its own.
No mention is made in the story that most economists think that, right now, the national debt is not the issue; the recession is. Radio Times considered this issue last week. From the website:
All estimates point to a growing economy, but the recovery is not quite fast enough for average Americans to feel the improvement. We talk about economic policies – what’s worked and not worked and what it will take to get Americans working and spending again. Our guests are economists JAMES GALBRAITH and LARRY MISHEL.
Afterthought: This is the RepubliBlueDog way:
- Be scared. Think small.