Democrats just don't understand markets

Brooks today: "Before we get lost in the policy details, let's be clear about what this Social Security reform debate is really about. It's about the market. People who instinctively trust the markets support the Bush reform ideas, and people who are suspicious oppose them."

Oh good. I was worried that we might have to let the facts interfere with making policy regarding the government's finances for the next 75 years. But Brooks has the right answer: fuck 'em. This is about lovin' on "the markets".

Read the whole thing. How this man can get away writing an entire column about the mother of all complicated public policy issues, not explain a single legitimate statistic, and reduce the question to an issue of "tone" is beyond me.


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