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Saturday, December 08, 2012

'Republicans are driving a Chevy Spark'

Robert Frank:

...the nation faces not a fiscal cliff, but rather a gentle fiscal slope. Getting to January without a deal would cause anxiety that everyone wants to avoid — especially Republicans, since opinion polls suggest that most voters will blame them if negotiations break down. ...
Some have likened today’s negotiations to a game of chicken, in which the loser is whichever of two cars on a head-on collision course swerves first. But that metaphor isn’t instructive without some additional texture: if Republicans are driving a Chevy Spark, the president is driving a Mack truck.

    Posted by on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 05:12 PM in Budget Deficit, Economics, Politics | Permalink  Comments (16)


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