Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Unstimulating stimulus group think

- An overall concern about the groupthink that has gripped Washington on this. Go anywhere in town, ask anyone at any table at any restaurant and they will tell you two things they know to be true. One, that the only way out of this is a really big stimulus package and two, that it is perfectly okay for the United States to incur trillion-dollar-plus deficits for several years as a "way out" of our problems. These sound roughly as well thought out as the ideas produced with DC's last bout of panicked groupthink, post-9/11, when we all agreed that terrorism should be the new central focus of all our national security policy and that wherever the president saw a threat, we should go quash it, no questions asked.

-There was a time when I thought being stimulated was a good thing

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