Planners and policymakers have to balance competing needs, never more so than in today’s polarized environment. How do they do the right thing? In this episode, we find sagacity and even humor in the hard work of ethical governing with Lisa Schweitzer.
No longer can a Republican run for president without admitting that the government must do something about our nation’s most pressing problems — but neither can he ask his friends in the One Percent to pay for it. Thus is born a new slogan: We win, you pay!
What have we learned since last time? Were the naysayers proven right, or did Obamacare really make health insurance more affordable, as was intended?
For today is Election Day, and on this day, we will elect 36 governors. This is no time to stay home when the polling places are open. This is a time to choose leaders who will act where Washington has not.
Barack Obama deserves credit for delivering on his promise to shrink the deficit — a promise that Mitt Romney and his tax cuts would surely have violated — but Americans have to ask themselves whether they really want a smaller government.