If we walk away from the negotiating table we'll miss a historic opportunity to shrink government.
s we watch the drama surrounding the debt ceiling and a possible U.S. default play out in Washington, it calls to mind what the late economist Milton Friedman once said, "There are two types of money in this world: my money and your money."
Our political leaders have put the taxpayers of this country (you and me) on a crash course toward economic disaster, but as you listen to them, you don't hear much about their personal ownership of the problem. After all, they're negotiating with our money, not theirs. Their currency is re-election, politics as usual.