Obama’s Budget Task Force Is Clever Politics but Poor Leadership

Instead of drafting a responsible budget, President Obama is seeking to force Republicans to endorse wasteful spending and higher taxes, or be cast as obstructionists, says economist Peter Morici. Instead of blaming George Bush and indulging in sparkling oratory, our constitutional law professor and now president should seek a brief tutorial from White House economic advisor Lawrence Summers on GDP, employment and international trade.

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