Dick Polman is the Philadelphia Inquirer National Political Columnist
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Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 12:39pm
The American Debate: Deal Traps Obama Into Helplessness on Jobs Creation
In dysfunctional Washington, this is what passes for a major achievement: The Republicans snatch Uncle Sam and threaten to drive him over the cliff. In response, President Obama agrees to pay a historic ransom. To please the hostage-takers, he ushers in a new era of fiscal austerity that will make it virtually impossible for the government to address what the American people want most. Namely, jobs.