Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Grip of "Entitlement Reform"

The fiscal cliff story by Peter Baker I read today takes the position that Obama is not talking enough about spending cuts, that he is pandering to his liberal base by harping on raising tax rates for the 2% of the citizenry who earn at least $200-250K a year. 

I can't remember reading a story in the Times where Boehner's reticence to talk about a tax hike for the wealthy combined with his loquaciousness on "entitlement reform" is described as pandering to his conservative base.

The story is chock full of quotes from Erskine Bowles saying that the solutions are going to be painful and that we need more discussion about spending.

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