Thursday, July 28, 2011

Jared Bernstein: "It's Unbelievable"

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?

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