Friday, January 26, 2007

getting things done

Another pearl from Ezra Klein:

It's far easier to take this country to war then to significantly raise its minimum wage, or reform its tax code, or fix its health system. The President, particularly in recent years, can conduct military actions without anything approaching oversight or institutional opposition. Even minor social policy changes, conversely, need a majority in the House, 60 votes in the Senate, and a favorably inclined executive.

This is a foolish way to run a country and hopefully the days of unrestrained executive power abroad are numbered.

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