Just saw Peter Orszag, Obama’s former OMB director, claim the White House abandoned the Simpson-Bowles plan because it had no chance of passing Congress. That may be, but that’s a bullshit answer. There was, believe it or not, growing bipartisan consensus about the Simpson-Bowles plan that, while imperfect, it was a sober and constructive road […]
He’s abandoned tax reform as well as the recommendations of the deficit reduction committee he formed. So what’s the president’s plan? I pay attention to this stuff and I can’t tell you. Is it a lack of messaging or lack of will?