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Michael Lind – Why anyone claiming to be a fiscal conservative is probably wrong

From Salon:

Why anyone claiming to be a fiscal conservative is probably wrong

By Michael Lind

There's no such thing as

Reuters

In spite of the controversy that has followed the hasty release of their plan for the federal budget by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the co-chairmen of the president’s commission on the deficit, the way that the discussion of the federal budget is framed has generally gone unquestioned. According to the conventional narrative, there are three positions on the political spectrum, with conservatives and progressives at opposite ends and “fiscal conservatives” in the middle. “Fiscal conservatives” not only pose as centrists beyond the extremes of left and right, but also claim to be the only people in the country in favor of “fiscal responsibility.”

There’s just one problem. There is no such thing as “fiscal conservatism.”

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