Nothing To See Here - Keep Moving!
Well, I suppose it could be worse - Predatorgate, Iraq, and the GWOT are burying this on the back pages:
What [the political classes] don't talk about is a dirty little secret everyone in Washington knows, or at least should. The vast majority of economists and budget analysts agree: The ship of state is on a disastrous course, and will founder on the reefs of economic disaster if nothing is done to correct it.
There's a good reason politicians don't like to talk about the nation's long-term fiscal prospects. The subject is short on political theatrics and long on complicated economics, scary graphs and very big numbers. It reveals serious problems and offers no easy solutions. Anybody who wanted to deal with it seriously would have to talk about raising taxes and cutting benefits, nasty nostrums that might doom any candidate who prescribed them.We Republicans can take pride in having bankrupted the government - we can't drown it in a bathtub, but we can shut it down! Well, everything but Defense and whatever bits of the goverment are still under Republican control after November 7th. Say it with me - 9/11!