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Recap: The GOP has a plan to increase the deficit; the Democrats need a plan of their own; and Nancy-Ann DeParle on the GOP's health-care ideas.


1) Novelists and Malthus.

2) Restaurant owners trying to shut down D.C.'s food trucks.

3) This anti-outsourcing bill looks like a complicated idea that won't create jobs.

4) What chairman Bernanke could learn from professor Bernanke.

5) I'll be talking "Pledge" stuff with Rachel maddow at about 9:15 eastern.

By Ezra Klein  | September 23, 2010; 6:27 PM ET
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Respecting Klein's "food trucks"

--"In the battle for Washington’s food dollars, the mobile vendors have public opinion—and 47,000 Twitter followers—on their side. But their competitors have what might be a more powerful weapon: money."--

Which means they've gone and petitioned the government.

The collectivist mentality is so deeply entrenched in this country now that even the most mundane of disputes are routinely dragged into the political arena.

Everyone has their stupid "rights", and anyone endeavoring to earn a buck on the basis of his own expertise is subject to the lash of whoever can wield the crackingest political whip.

It's the ongoing disgrace of The Endarkenment.

Posted by: msoja | September 24, 2010 12:07 AM | Report abuse

Superficial and weak Bernanke article begging for him to become the "helicopter Ben" those of us who follow these things were mocking years ago. Definitely not worthy of pimping on this blog.

Posted by: mrnegative | September 24, 2010 12:21 AM | Report abuse

"This anti-outsourcing bill looks like a complicated idea that won't create jobs."

Congress sees a problem of its own design, and tries to fix it in a complicated and ineffective way. What else is new?

Posted by: justin84 | September 24, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

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