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Shrinking Revenue Offers

Jared Bernstein has a nice, but depressing chart on various revenue offers between Obama and Boehner.

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Why Keith Hennessey’s Debt Ceiling Plan Doesn’t Make Sense

Keith Hennessey proposed a debt ceiling plan for republicans, which wisely begins by saying not increasing the debt ceiling makes little sense. However, he goes on to say the following: Congressional Republicans offer Mr. Obama a choice. He can have … Continue reading

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Are House Republicans Actually Behaving Rationally?

Nate Silver has a fascinating post on this question. Here’s his answer: Individual members of Congress are responding fairly rationally to their incentives. Most members of the House now come from hyperpartisan districts where they face essentially no threat of losing their … Continue reading

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3 Articles from the Sunday NYTimes

1. God Save the British Economy  Each month, the committee heard Posen’s advice. Each month, it voted 8 to 1 against him. The bank eschewed his more expansionary suggestions and stuck to a more conservative approach of keeping interest rates low … Continue reading

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Facts are Stubborn Things: High Income Tax Rates and Job Creation

Throughout the campaign and through the fiscal cliff discussions, Republicans have consistently espoused the idea that modestly raising top marginal rates will destroy job creation. For instance, here is Sen Lindsey Gram from ABC’s “This Week”, “[T]o avoid becoming Greece, … Continue reading

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