I like the renewed focus on the deficit. But I have two major points:
1. 250 billion over ten years is almost nothing.
2. We're still in a recession. Whether or not we should do a second stimulus, at least we can agree that a spending freeze is the opposite of economic stimulus.
If Obama really wants to fix the deficit, I have three major proposals:
1. Pull out of Afghanistan.
2. Reform medicaid reimbursement and benefits.
3. Raise social security age to 70.
THOSE would take political courage.