The New 'Realities' Dictate a New Direction

June 13, 2013

This week, the Center for American Progress (CAP), a think tank closely associated with President Obama’s administration since it was the home of many key White House officials like Gene Sperling and Melody Barnes, changed course on backing a “grand bargain” with Republicans on cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits and raising taxes on high-income earners to balance the budget in the long run. After taking a position favoring a change in policy course toward dropping the need for addressing the job crisis to a debate on shrinking government back in 2009, CAP now sees four years later, that the jobs crisis remains while the federal deficit and the size of government has plummeted. Hooray! The shepherd is always happy when a lost lamb is finally found. But, let’s hope this change in heart is the result of conversations inside the Obama administration, signaling that a trusted ally of the administration is now free to speak some truth to the condition America is in.

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