Dire Consequences and Denial

It’s crunch time. The sequester’s automatic, across-the-board spending cuts are set to go into effect on Friday, and there is no plan as yet to stop it. …

The White House favors a balanced plan that would include spending cuts and some tax increases for the wealthy. Republicans reject any solution that includes tax increases.

These are two fundamentally different perspectives, only one of which is supported by a majority of Americans. [cont.]

Charles M. Blow, New York Times