Sunday, December 12, 2010

Views of the tax cut compromise

Two very different views from Robert Reich and Charles Krauthammer.

I am more inclined to side with the Krauthammer view.

Regardless of which view one agrees with I do not recall a policy discussion where the within-group variation in views was so large for both the Rs and the Ds. I think fiscal responsibility is, like civil liberties, a cross-cutting issue on which the parties are not very strongly sorted.

Hat tip to Nat Wilcox on the Krauthammer piece; the Reich piece is via those emails that I am still getting despite not having signed up for them.

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