22. I'll read a history book if you read a civics book. The "Cliff" is a framework passed by Congress,
and signed into law by the President. It wasn't handed to us by Gort the alien--it was passed in the usual way.
To say that the President was limited by political reality isn't saying anything at all, since that is always true. So what exactly are you disagreeing with? Not a damn thing, except how to spin this.
"You think back to the 1930s, and there was this huge intellectual shift...And that didn't happen this time. All those people who were so badly discredited, they hung on. They're still there; they got to keep those jobs. They just went from the old administration to the new one." -Thomas Frank