“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government can not pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
“Some years down the pike, we’re going to get the real solution, which is going to be a combination of death panels and sales taxes.”
— Paul Krugman to ABC Christiane Amanpour in November of 2010, as quoted by Donald Luskin in “Paul Krugman: The Prophet of Socialism,” at National Review.
Update: A late entry that deserves mention in the quote of the day: “Obama: If You’re Looking For ‘Partisan Rhetoric, I’m Probably Not Your Guy.'”
Somewhere down below, the ghost of Saul is laughing his Alinsky off.