My head is filled to bursting with the great Hold Steady song: Subpoened in Texas, Sequestered in Memphis. It’s far more fun than the current idiotic man-made crisis over the sequester in DC. I’ve been ignoring this “crisis,” assuming that they’ll cut some sort of last minute deal, as they always do.
But the ever-estimable Matt Miller delivers sanity in his Washington Post column about what happens if they do leap this particular cliff. As we move along, the President’s strong stand on these silly issues seems justified–but it needs to be accompanied by some sort of road map toward the conversations we need to have on tax reform and long-term entitlement reform. I am not a Simpson-Bowlesque sort. Juicing the economy now is more important than dealing with the deficit–but there are ways to address everything in its proper sequence, especially a health care system that needs to be dragged into the 21st century, if some real leadership is applied.
I keep waiting for that leadership from the President. Haven’t heard anything credible yet.