I’ve yet to see any of the Villagers come out in favor of the Bowles-Simpson thing. Andrew Sullivan is excited, and is cheerfully heh-indeeding various Koch whores’ positive reactions to it all (while tsk-tsking hippie opposition), but even in today’s fucked up world of political discourse, no one is interested in Sully’s economic opinions.
Krugman hates it, but what does he know?
Much of it is way over my head in terms of the specifics of government programs and the ability to cut them. But the core proposal is honest, real, and vital.
Translation: I don’t know fuck all but the numbers, but I like the sound of serious, painful, sacrifice.
But credit where credit is due, David Broder won’t admit he doesn’t understand the numbers when he flogs it tomorrow morning.