Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What's Dick Durbin's Problem?

Of course I hope - and mostly expect - all grand bargains to die, but if you come to the table with $400 billion in cuts and the other side proposes 25-30% more in cuts it doesn't sound like the other side actually being all that unreasonable. The real issue is coming to the table with a compromise position as your opening offer, but for reasons I have yet to understand that seems to be the preferred way of doing things, along with putting evil knownothings in charge of coming up with your compromise position.