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Still Wanted: Left-of-Obama Voice on Budget

In Politics on July 16, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Brookings said it so well I had to re-post:

Help Wanted: A Left-of-Obama Voice on the Federal Budget

Isabel V. Sawhill, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
The Brookings Institution

President Obama has a habit of arriving at an event a little bit late in the game. Whether on health care reform, Deepwater Horizon, Libya, the Bowles-Simpson plan, or the government shutdown, his style is to hang back, position himself above the fray, and then be the Great Compromiser. Now he has just done it again, finally responding to the Republicans 2012 budget plan with one of his own. But it’s not only a little late; it’s also so middle-of-the road that it risks a compromise that is well to the right-of-center.

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