Friday, February 27, 2009
I Really Like This Guy
The new budget represents a sharp departure from the policies, not only of the past 8 years, but of the past 30 years. It tackles the issues of income inequality and middle class decline directly rather than trimming around the edges with tax policy. The thing is not perfect (health care policy is still short of universal, though headed in that direction; there is a lot to criticize in the administration's timid handling of the banking crisis; while the Iraq war may be winding down, there remains the risk that Afghanistan will replace it as the costly military quagmire du jour), but it is that fundamental break with Chicago School capitalist ideology that I've longed for ever since January 20, 1981. We'll see how much of this budget and these policy changes survive the Congressional meat grinder. So far, I'm very happy with it.
I knew there was a reason why I voted for him.
Posted by Counterlight at Friday, February 27, 2009