They keep searching for a politically safe silver bullet that slays Obamacare and yet leaves everyone happy. That plan doesn’t exist.
The budget agreement, announced early Sunday, included a new tax on high-end homes and a fee to drive into Manhattan’s busiest areas.
At least corporate accountants are having some fun.
Urgent goals might justify more debt for a while, the economist Robert Shiller says, but this does not license unlimited spending or endlessly accelerating debt.