It’s time for James Fallows, TNC, and every other self-respecting employee of the Atlantic (there are others, right?) to say the words “I am ashamed to work with Megan McArdle.” The truth will set you free.
When Obama extends the Bush tax cuts for the rich under pressure from Congressional Republicans, that disappears from his side of the ledger, because after all, he didn’t want to do it. When Bush enacts Medicare Part D under pressure from Congressional Democrats, the full cost is charged against his presidency.
The notion that Bush passed his prescription drug bill “under pressure from Congressional Democrats” is bizarre. Republicans controlled both houses of Congress at the time, and exerted massive pressure to pass the bill. The coalition that squeezed the bill through after the vote was held open for hours consisted of 207 Republicans and 9 Democrats. Some pressure!
How many fucking factual errors does this moron have to make before she is fired?
I only hope the Chinese have “economics bloggers” of the same quality. That’s our only chance.