Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Haven't We Been Here Before

David Brooks wants to replay this game in 3 months.

But the big demand would be this: That on March 15, 2013, both parties would introduce leader-endorsed tax and entitlement reform bills in Congress that would bring the debt down to 60 percent of G.D.P. by 2024 and 40 percent by 2037, as scored by the Congressional Budget Office. Those bills would work their way through the normal legislative process, as the Constitution intended. If a Grand Bargain is not reached by Dec. 15, 2013, then there would be automatic defense and entitlement cuts and automatic tax increases.

We are facing a crisis, so let's manufacture another one!

As I said before, this involves Congress taking itself hostage and threatening to shoot the country.