Can a deficit deal help liberalism?

So asks Jonathan Chait.

Answer:  classic liberalism, certainly.  In fact, the classic liberals here are the Tea Partys.

If you are a progressive…


…you should be concerned about debt and deficit just as much as if you’re a conservative.

Really?!  Because…?

…if the only thing we’re talking about over the next year, two years, five years, is debt and deficits, then it’s very hard to start talking about how do we make investments in community colleges so that our kids are trained, how do we actually rebuild $2 trillion worth of crumbling infrastructure.

IE how do we keep spending other people’s money.  Mr. Chait is awfully free with the phrase “our children” in this article.  Someone needs to update his Wiki entry; it mentions his wife but no kids.

It would be very helpful for us to be able to say to the American people, our fiscal house is in order.

You can say it anytime you want.  In fact, as we neared the edge of this cliff, Mr. Chait, your political allies kept denying that there were these looming crises.  For decades your side demonized those who warned of this day by calling them racists and Grandma-killers.

You folks are amazing.  Your entire piece is wishful thinking.  How are we going to get our fiscal house in order?  By spending less than we take in.  

I guess you’re still a few years away from understanding that, though.

UPDATE–Linked by Don Surber.  Thanks!  But I had to correct some errors in this post, see here.

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  1. Pingback: Oops–corrections needed. | World's Only Rational Man

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