Today, apparently, is a day of people saying some extremely interesting things.
First, Felix Salmon hearts Larry Summers (hat tip, TH). Larry’s analysis here is hugely compelling, which is what you say when some notable so completely agrees with you:
He steps into the batter’s box with this:
“I think the biggest problem the country has right now is not the budget deficit. The biggest problem the country has right now is the jobs deficit.”
Then hammers it out of the park with this endorsement of FAST!
“It is crazy if you think about it, that we have schools across this country where we tell our kids that education is the most important thing in the world, but we ask them to study in classrooms where the paint is chipping off the walls.
We can borrow money to invest in fixing that, at 2.8 percent. Twenty percent of the people in the country who are doing construction are unemployed, and we’re not trying to do something about that, when we have a major demand problem? It just doesn’t make any sense.”
From the sublime to the really-not-sure-what-to-make-of-this:
Grover Norquist of the never-ever-raise-any-tax-anywhere apparently told the editorial board of the WaPo that he would not consider the sun setting on Bush tax cuts as a pledge-violating tax increase.
“Not continuing a tax cut is not technically a tax increase,” Mr. Norquist told us. So it doesn’t violate the pledge? “We wouldn’t hold it that way,” he said.
In other news, a flock of pigs was seen flying over the city.
Update re Grover: D’oh! The pigs have landed.