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Old 10-13-2010, 07:54 PM
Eric Biesel Eric Biesel is offline
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Default Re: We Know How to Do Crazy Now (Tim Fernholz & Katherine Mangu-Ward)

Originally Posted by Ocean View Post
Let's repeat that, "gridlock works because it makes government smaller." It's an outstandingly ridiculous statement, and one would say that Katherine should know better or if she really believes that she should qualify her statement with a detailed explanation about how that would be.
Well, I assume that you would admit that the senate filibuster almost killed Obamacare and, if it had succeeded, government would be smaller as a percentage of GDP. Doesn't seem so ridiculous to me. Of course, the filibuster can also work to prevent the shrinking of the size of the state as well.
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