How sad is our economic debate these days?

Pretty darned sad.

I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around the state of the debate on this. We now have three separate independent analyses of the Republican proposal, all of which say the same thing: if approved, the GOP plan would hurt the economy and make unemployment worse. We now have two prominent Republican — one is currently the nation’s most powerful GOP official, the other hopes to be — conceding publicly that the party’s spending-cut priorities would force more Americans out of work.

Oh, and the House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor, is convinced, convinced I tell you!, that the stimulus didn’t work.

We have Americans demanding action on job creation; we have congressional Republicans deliberately trying to make unemployment worse; and we have a media that prefers to pretend that the deficit matters more than the economy.

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