Breakfast Links: August 22, 2011

— Some on Wall Street turning to Mitt Romney disgruntled with Barack Obama.

— FT calls for more stimulus paired with longer-term cuts.

— Bill Gross calls for taxpayer backed mortgage refinancing.

— More on the PIMCO policy agenda.

— Republicans found a tax increase they can love.

— Libya and the “Afghan Model” of military intervention.

— DC hotel rooms are expensive.

— The German view of the Italian economy.