Polarization and U.S. Fiscal Reforms

Good piece by Michael Cembalest on the prospects for fiscal reform under the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction . He worries, quite rightly, about record political polarization in the U.S., as evidenced by the following graphs.



  1. James Cameron says:

    Nice piece. But there is hope . . . the parties drew closer together during the Great Depression and war years . . . :)

  2. This is what money does… it buys people.

  3. Thank gerrymandering and safe districts.