December Surprise? From Rubin to Pelosi, Wall Street & DC Dems Push Post-Election Austerity

“On a recent Meet the Press face-off between Democrats and Republicans, a politician claimed we urgently need to cut government spending. He embraced a plan to slash vital government programs and gut retirement security, while actually cutting taxes for the rich. The only tax hikes in his plan were targeted toward the already-devastated middle class.

Then it was time for the Republican to speak.

If the idea is to make Dems look ‘moderate’ by adopting politically unpopular positions and squandering their own widely-supported platform, that’s an even bigger invitation to replay the political disaster of 2010.