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Obama’s Flawed Sense of Fairness – Michael Gerson

09/23/2011

The adult in the room has just thrown an arched-back, high-decibel, progressive tantrum.

In July, President Obama contemplated a deficit-reduction deal involving $3 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax increases. His current proposal, by the reckoning of Keith Hennessey of the Hoover Institution, includes about $15 in net tax increases for every $1 in net spending reductions. So much for a “balanced approach.” In the course of a few intemperate speeches, Obama has abandoned any pretense of centrism in substance, negotiating style or tone.  […]

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