…I bet you thought I was going to write something like, “….doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Nope. Regarding the federal worker pay freezes, David Weigel notes:
The letter from OFA director Mitch Stewart points out — accurately — that Obama froze White House staff salaries on his first day in office. And as we all remember, that move prevented the subsequent rise of an anti-spending conservative movement that would imperil Obama’s agenda and win the 2010 elections.
Although I do think Larry Summers should have to give back some of his salary….