Cat Food Commission Talking Points
NOTE Via the odious America Speaks. (This link came to me in the email confirming my attendance at their AstroTurf operation this coming Saturday.)
UPDATE Meanwhile, career "progressives," like every other serious person in Versailles, accept that deficits should be used as a Shock Doctrine tool. (That is, the Ds want to drive to the same place as the Rs, just at 89mph instead of 98mph.) Slate:
The recession is by no means over. But every step toward recovery brings the tough choices of budget balancing that much closer. Even if Orszag's successor doesn't preside over gigantic federal cutbacks, he'll at least have to formulate a game plan. "There's no question that the single biggest issue on the plate of the OMB director is going to be addressing the long-term deficit situation," says Michael Ettlinger, an economic policy expert at the Center for American Progress.
Why aren't "progressives" looking at how the real economy functions, instead of focusing on meaningless financial ratios?