So, forget about spending less — Obama should be talking about spending more. He should concoct a fresh stimulus program. He could start with a public-works project to beef up the nation's coastal defenses against rising sea levels — a vulnerability Sandy laid bare all too painfully.
I wrote two months ago that it would be madness to let the economy go over the fiscal cliff, and I stand by that. But even madder than letting the economy dip briefly back into recession would be for Obama to bless a raw deal that sacrifices vital services to fix something — the debt — that ain't broke.
So, here's hoping that on the eve of 2013, Obama hangs tough on the fiscal cliff impasse. If he doesn't, we may just find ourselves on the slippery slope to Greece.
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