On Cato @ Liberty, my friend David Boaz details some of the compromises the president cited yesterday in his much ballyhooed Ohio speech and finds that the Democrat’s
. . . idea of compromise and consensus is that Republicans support expanded government and higher taxes. He offers no examples of Democrats supporting tax reduction, spending restraint, or deregulation. It seems that in his view, the national interest is entirely and exclusively the expansion of the size, scope, and power of government. Remember that when you hear the president and his allies call for compromise and consensus. Compromise is a one-way street in President Obama’s world.
Emphasis added. Read the whole thing. And bookmark Cato @ Liberty. Good stuff there. Don’t always agree with them, but do appreciate their commitment to small government and their insight into politics and the state of the economy.