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Obama's new/old 'grand bargain'
President Obama held out a new "grand bargain" to Republicans on Tuesday, offering a tax cut for corporations if the GOP agreed to spend more on job-creating infrastructure and training projects. The president deserves credit for continuing to advocate important investments in the economy in the face of the Republicans' drive for austerity. But he would be better off presenting new ideas than just repackaging old ones and hoping for a groundswell of public support to change GOP minds.
July 31, 2013