Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Can David Brooks Use His Powers for Good Instead of Evil?

by Tom Bozzo

Not today.

The gross error in Brooks' analysis is that the policies that the "Gingrichian" Democrats want to preserve are broadly popular — some cognitive dissonance shown in the latest polls notwithstanding.

Furthermore, Brooks would be more believable if not for the detail that even some Republicans in Congress are worrying that the as-yet mysterious Big Plan is, in Nouriel Roubini's colorful characterization, a "Social Security Suicide Scheme."

Talking Points Memo, loading very slowly this morning, has been the essential resource for political maneuverings on Social Security "reform."
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