Denne kommentaren er tatt fra en tale i går kveld:
Just take a look at what’s happening to Greece, Ireland, the United Kingdom and other nations in Europe. They didn’t act soon enough; and now their governments have been forced to impose painful austerity measures: large benefit cuts to seniors and huge tax increases on everybody.
Update: Legger ved denne korte paragrafen fra Wall Street Journals prat med Jeff Sachs:
Mr. Sachs says he wasn’t a fan of the 2009 fiscal stimulus, either. He says it didn’t stimulate the economy much and proved a political loser. The U.S. needs longer-term budget plans, he says. The only way to cut the deficit and address the areas Mr. Obama wants to emphasize, he says, is higher taxes.