Daily Archives: February 13, 2011

If today’s budget from the Obama administration has a plan for restoring long-term fiscal balance, Washington will be stunned. Bits of policy have already been announced, and the thinking was advertised in the State of the Union address last month. According to these trailers, the theme will be: “Why do today what you can put off till 2013?” Or maybe: “It’s the politics, stupid.”

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I have been the FT's Washington columnist since April 2007. I moved from Britain to the US in 2005 to write for the Atlantic Monthly and the National Journal after 20 years working at the Economist, most recently as deputy editor. I write mainly about the intersection of politics and economics.

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