Easily lost in the tumult is simple common sense. No deal is a far better alternative than a bad deal — and the grand bargain now being discussed is a very bad deal. Here are the reasons citizens should be skeptical about the rush to agree.
1. It’s time to call the bluff of the economic extortionists
2. The grand bargain focuses on the wrong problem
3. The grand bargain offers the wrong answers
4. A Grand Bargain Insults Our Democracy