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Hume's Bastard
08-02-2011, 06:44 PM
Here's the best discussion of the options (http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2011/07/hennessey_on_th.html) Congress had on the budget bill President Obama signed (http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-senate-debt-vote-20110802,0,516267.story). I just listened to it last night, and though it's a bit weedy, it comes from a former staffperson with experience in legislative affairs. I finally had that feeling of relief, that I had a decent handle on what is happening now. I'm just glad t wasn't Option I, giving the president the authority. But, I would have preferred the third option.

Here's another politics-heavy discussion of the process (http://www.democracynow.org/2011/8/2/after_months_of_partisan_wrangling_wall), but start with EconTalk.

sugarkang
08-02-2011, 08:17 PM
Harry already put up the Hennessey interview up a few days ago.