Obama will dodge the wars
Embracing Simpson-Bowles, a bipartisan solution, the President will dodge ideological wars. However, he cannot dodge the ill-conceived wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and now Libya that must be shutdown or otherwise abandoned. Save money and stop the wars.
“Simpson-Bowles was an effort to attract votes from both parties. The reason it can be bipartisan is that, unlike the House GOP's proposal, it doesn't use deficit reduction as cover to sneak in ideological changes to the state: there's no effort at privatizing Medicare or block granting Medicaid, no decision to go after programs for the poor while exempting both revenues and defense cuts. The plan's theory is that cutting the deficit is hard enough without also engaging a couple of long-running ideological wars about the shape and responsibilities of the America state. So it dodged those wars, and in endorsing it, Obama will too.”
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