Fiscal cliff “Cialis plan” deserves firm support

June 25, 2012

That’s the love-pill codename for a bill Erskine Bowles, of Simpson-Bowles fiscal reform fame, is pushing in Congress to help Uncle Sam avoid severe dysfunction at year-end. Politicians fiddling with JPMorgan trades and Mexican guns could use a cure for when it’s urgently needed.

Leap off fiscal cliff is bad option, but not worst

September 18, 2012

If U.S. politicians can’t compromise, higher taxes and spending cuts will kick in at year-end. That could bring recession. But it would also reset the political battle lines, improving the chances of a real fix. That’s better than Washington continually deferring tough decisions.