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No Cynicism Here

By on 6.24.11 | 9:58AM

Jared Bernstein, formerly Joe Biden's economic adviser, is determined not to be cynically partisan:

A journalist just asked me what I thought of Eric Cantor abandoning the budget talks because the Democrats are insisting that the deal include both spending cuts and revenue increases.

I've been around this town awhile.  I could easily slip into the cynical Washington insider mode and write off this kind of political theater as strategy or posturing.  But not this time.

It's profoundly irresponsible and reckless behavior.

So glad he avoided cynicism.

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