Jared Bernstein: "It's Unbelievable"
I had a busy day Wednesday, talking with progressives from various walks of life, from state-level policy advocates to Democrats on the Hill. Folks seem pretty shell-shocked, and I kept hearing the same phrase regarding the current state of affairs: "it's unbelievable!"
How could it be that we're a less than a week out from a totally self-inflicted wound to our already frail economy?
Why are policy makers spending every waking minute on deficit reduction when jobs are the most immediate problem facing the economy?
How did a relatively small group of far right activists totally highjack the national debate?