Are Politics Crashing the Economy?
President Obama's latest plan to tackle the deficit returns to the theme of taxing the rich. Republicans continue to target budget cuts. As unemployment is stuck around 9 percent, could it be that politics, and not financial conditions, are to blame for the country's sustained economic problems? Does either side have the "political will" to force a solution?
- Allan Sloan: Senior Editor At-Large at Fortune Magazine
- Bill Loughrey: Government lobbyist, former chief of staff to Senator Arlen Specter and author of "Political Will"
- Craig Charney: President of Charney Research and former senior analyst of polling for President Clinton's re-election campaign in 1996
- "American Idiots: How Washington is destroying the economy" by Allan Sloan
- About Bill Loughrey
- About Craig Charney