Don’t Give Up Hope on a ‘Grand Bargain’ Just Yet

March 8, 2013 RSS Feed Print

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner speak to reporters following a meeting at the White House, March 1, 2013.

I am an optimist, maybe a bit of a Pollyanna to tell you the truth. I am a glass-half-full kind of guy. Sure, I have my cynical side—who wouldn’t after spending so much time around this town!

But one thing I have learned is that political people can surprise you, they can end up doing what is right and pragmatic a lot of the time. When we expect impending doom, as we did in December with the fiscal cliff, we can see agreement result.

Hopefully, we will experience a similar development when it comes to a “grand bargain.”

[See a collection of political cartoons on the budget and deficit.]

The latest moves by President Obama and Congress to enter into a dialogue on what is needed to provide stability and common sense to our economy may just work.

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