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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Inside politics

Posted By on Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 10:47 AM

The irony of Sen. Blanche Lincoln running against Washington insiders and depicting the city as a bunch of children throwing stacks of dollar bills around was not lost on the Washington Post's Ezra Klein.

The fact that the economy is getting a bit better isn't evidence that the crisis is over. It's evidence that the interventions are working, or at least appear to be working.

Which is why it's a good thing that the Senate broke a filibuster yesterday to move forward with $150 billion in aid for the unemployed and tax breaks. Oh, and while we're on the subject, don't ever let Blanche Lincoln talk about the evils of backroom deals: The bill "includes more than $1 billion in emergency agricultural aid sought by Sen. Blanche Lincoln, who faces a tough reelection race."

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