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Entries by Robert Kuttner from 01/2009

Memo to Obama: Think Bigger

| Posted 01.11.2009 | Politics

There are three serious dangers in the debate about the stimulus package. The first is that President Obama will think too small. The second is that he will think too bipartisan. The third is that the public will be swayed by myths, such as the claim that infrastructure spending just takes too long to gear up, or that the deficit is the paramount problem. Post-partisanship will last only until it's clear that Republicans will try to wreck his presidency -- and they will try.

Fiscal Follies

| Posted 01.18.2009 | Politics

No reform is possible if we keep the present health system -- America now spends 16 percent of our GDP on health, and the number of uninsured and under insured rises every year, in tandem with the costs.

It's Show Time for Obama

| Posted 01.25.2009 | Politics

When it comes to the stimulus plan, the bipartisan honeymoon is unlikely to last, and I'd say good riddance.