Debt-Ceiling Fight: Tilted in the Republican Direction

New York Times, Friday May 13, 2011, by David Brooks on the Editorial Page

Let’s Go Caps!

Glimmers of hope in the budget debate:

“Events are being driven by the Republican leaders (in the U.S. Congress to address the debt problem).  The playing field on the debt-ceiling fight is tilted in their direction, so they want to make this fight as consequential as possible.  They want to use this occasion to reshape the fiscal policy for decades.”

Both sports and politics have playing fields.  A team playing on a field that is not level  has an advantage if the tilt is towards the opponent’s goal.  They will score goals faster.

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