hmcdonald Wrote:
Nov 28, 2012 9:45 AM
Shapiro has let the benefit of hindsight corrupt his thinking. Reliance on the Super Committee, even likely knowing it would fail to reach agreement was the least damaging alternative available to the Republicans in 2011. Government shutdown had been tried in the 90's and proved to be a disaster for the GOP. Further, Republicans had good reason to believe they would win the presidency and control of the senate in 2012 in which case the cliff would easily have been dealt with in January, 2013.