MSNBC is not exactly the place you would expect to hear agreement on this statement about the Fiscal Cliff bill that President Obama will sign into law: “This is a bad bill that made a bad situation worse.”
Those were the words from Richard Haass on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” heard early on Wednesday morning. Oddly, there was virtually no disagreement with that statement. Haass, a career diplomat and the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, also went deeper on his criticism of the bill:
“You’ve got to ultimately deal with entitlements, this did nothing. You’ve got to deal with economic growth, this did nothing. The only thing it did was avoided sending a signal that we really are reckless and out of control.”
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