The 50% Solution

THE 50% SOLUTION….I’m afraid I pretty much agree with Mark Schmitt’s criticism of Chuck Schumer’s new book. As a policy goal, “let’s reduce a bunch of random stuff by 50%” is ridiculous, and as a political message it’s such an obvious gimmick that I can’t believe it’s going to have any traction at all with ordinary voters. Even your average couch potato is sophisticated enough to see through this.