The country’s most influential liberal economist is holding The White House’s feet to the fire on the tax cut issue.
In his latest op-ed, Paul Krugman argues that Mitch McConnell — who’s threatening to filibuster any tax bill that doesn’t keep taxes lower on everyone — is threatening to kill the middle class
Most discussion of the tax fight focuses either on the economics or on the politics — both of which suggest that Democrats should hang tough, for their own sakes as well as that of the country. But there’s an even bigger issue here — namely, the question of what constitutes acceptable behaviour in American political life. Politics ain’t beanbag, but there’s a difference between playing hardball and engaging in outright extortion, which is what Mr. McConnell is now doing. And if he succeeds, it will set a disastrous precedent.
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