January 6, 2003
“Here’s how it works,” writes Paul Krugman.
Faced with a real problem—terrorism, the economy, nukes in North Korea—the Bush administration’s response has nothing to do with solving that problem. Instead it exploits the issue to advance its political agenda.Twelve paragraphs follow, analyzing the administration’s “stimulus” plan. They’re good paragraphs. But those twelve paragraphs could have been devoted to any administration policy. The first paragraph could still have been the same. And also the last line:
Will these guys ever decide that their job includes solving problems, not just using them?No wonder they hate him. [11:27 PM]