This Week's Agenda: Economy, Euro, GOP and Jobs

Monday, December 12, 2011

Every Monday, The Takeaway looks at the big stories that will dominate headlines in the week ahead. The euro zone may be on the brink of an agreement that will set into motion budget crunching measures throughout the continent. The GOP is heading into the home stretch in Iowa. And Congress looks to possibly pass a jobs bill.

On the program is Maggie Haberman, senior political writer for Politico; and Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio.

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Was Europe "outside of the galaxy" when the Democrats controlled Congress and The White House for two years and massively increased the size and power of the government along a European model as that system was crashing?

Was there a "thick crust of cynicism" and a fine political line the Democrats were walking in 2004 and 2008 when their political fortunes rested on the nation losing or winning a war and protecting its security and was it appropriate for them to politically exploit that situation?
In contrast, the Republican House has provided constructive proposals for the economy while the Democrat controlled Congress did not even provide a budget as they quadrupled the debt.

The guest dismisses the "Tea Party message" but if it was heeded three years ago would we have a 15 trillion dollar debt today that is trying to be cut by the same Democrats who created it just last year?
If the Tea Party did not change the House leadership would cuts even be an issue today as we speed toward a 20 trillion dollar debt disaster and the inevitable decline of our nation in this century?

Dec. 12 2011 12:03 PM

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