A Progressive in the Age of Austerity – NYTimes.com

A Progressive in the Age of Austerity – NYTimes.com.

Op-Ed Columnist

A Progressive in the Age of Austerity

CHICAGO

I stopped by Chicago’s City Hall last week to interview the mayor, Rahm Emanuel, the former White House chief of staff. I find “Rahmbo’s” Chicago agenda intriguing because it’s a microcosm of what the whole country will have to do for the next decade: find smart ways to invest in education and infrastructure to generate growth while cutting overall spending to balance the budget — all at the same time and with limited new taxes. It’s a progressive agenda on a Tea Party allowance.

Emanuel simply calls his philosophy “cut and invest.” […]

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