Sunday, September 30, 2012

Krugman’s public service reminder: “Simpson Bowles is terrible”

Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles

Today is Sunday, and I hadn’t planned to post anything new, but Paul Krugman’s public service reminder about Simpson Bowles shook me up, and I felt obligated to link to it this afternoon:

Nate Silver gives Mitt Romney a 16 percent chance of winning, and gives Republicans a 22 percent chance of taking the Senate. A month is an eternity in politics, it ain’t over until it’s over, yada yada, but the main suspense right now is whether the Democrats can retake the House — I’m eagerly waiting for Nate’s take.

And what this means is that in DC thoughts are turning to … Simpson Bowles.

You know what will happen if the expected result materializes and Obama is reelected: all the Very Serious People will clamor for him to return to the pursuit of a Grand Bargain, built around S-B.

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