2012 File

Ambinder notes that by signing the stimulus, Obama approved one of the largest tax cuts in history:

It’s hard to imagine we won’t hear about this four years from now. And if that’s not boxing a future Republican candidate in ahead of time, I don’t know what is.

Think about how many potential Republican arguments are going to be pre-empted by that nice little fact?

One upside of compromise: it spreads ownership and, as a result, blame if the plan fails.

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