Greg Sargent on LSD?
Read this post from Greg Sargent where he thinks Obama has made a good case to the liberals that we need deficit reduction first.
Done? Good. Now, here is my response:
Greg Sargent is as wrong as the president. The public, if we read the specifics in overall polling data, supports exactly what Jared Bernstein, Paul Krugman and so many others want: Stop spending on silly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Raise the income tax and capital gains taxes on those making more than $250K a year (at least to Clinton levels for goodness sakes!). Don’t touch Social Security. Don’t touch Medicare or Medicaid. And let Medicare and Medicaid negotiate directly as a bloc with Big Pharma.
And let’s put people to work re-building and building infrastructure.
Greg Sargent fails Political Science 101 because people don’t vote out incumbents who spend more money than the revenue that comes in. They vote out incumbents who don’t do anything to help lower unemployment.
The beauty of what so-called "liberals" want is that it is not only sound public policy; the public also endorses it.
Obama is being stubborn, ignorant and politically tone deaf, a trifecta of a losing candidate. His only way to victory is if the Republicans nominate someone like Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry or one of the other creepy candidates.