By Thomas Byrne Edsall
One of our so much prescient political observers offers a sobering account of the way pitched battles over scarce assets will more and more outline American politics within the coming years—and how we'd stay away from, or no less than mitigate, the wear from those ideological and financial battles.
In a question of simply 3 years, a sour fight over constrained assets has enveloped political discourse at each point within the usa. Fights among haves and have-nots over healthiness care, unemployment advantages, investment for personal loan write-downs, financial stimulus legislation—and, on the neighborhood point, over cuts in police safeguard, rubbish assortment, and within the variety of teachers—have ruled the controversy. Elected officers are being pressured to make zero-sum choices—or worse, offerings without winners.
Resource pageant among Democrats and Republicans has left either side decided to guard what it has on the cost of the opposite. the key problems with the following couple of years—long-term deficit relief; entitlement reform, particularly of Social safety, Medicare, and Medicaid; significant cuts in safeguard spending; and trouble in financing a continuation of yankee overseas involvement—suggest that your-gain-is-my-loss politics will necessarily accentuate.
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