This so reminds me of the judge I used to date. Jules Shear and Susan Cowsill:
Robert Greenstein from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says the Gang of Six plan is not all that bad, and explains it in great detail. Read it, your blood pressure might go down at least a bit.
However, as I’ve pointed out before, policy wonks get so immersed in the details of a proposal (Ezra Klein comes to mind) that they simply miss the larger issues — like why a Democratic president even put us in the position of making a deal that includes Social Security, simply to get a routine raise in the debt ceiling – something on which he could assert 14th Amendment privilege and just do.
A conservative columnist rethinks his position – and comes to a surprising conclusion that we have more in common than he likes to think.
You might want to take a look at this, since Jeff Masters does such a great job explaining our extreme weather.
Susie’s taken Robert Smith’s “Taking Off” advice, as heard here on Later… with Jools Holland, 1996:
Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks: