The GOP’s Retreat to Irresponsibility


Did a diavlog with Mark Schmitt. It didn’t result in any huge arguments, but I think we got onto an interesting point here about how much more comfortable Republicans seem with being in the opposition where they’re free to act totally irresponsibly since they know they won’t be held accountable for the consequences of their ideas:

At the end I talk about how the left should be pursuing more revenue by any means necessary and not fussing so much about how progressive the tax code is. Government spending is, in general, highly progressive—more so than people realize, I argue—so financing spending increases through mildly regressive taxes is a big net win for equality.