Friday, November 25, 2011

Another France24 Debate Over the Debt and Its Effect on the 2012 Election

On Wednesday, there was also a(n English-language) debate on the France 24 TV channel about the debt and the upcoming 2012 campaign (Part 1 and Part 2).
US debt showdown: who's to blame for the deadlock?

Its Thanksgiving in the United States but millions of Americans will be hard pushed to find much to be grateful for this year: 9 percent of the population is out of work. In Washington its deadlock as usual. The so-called Supercommitte of 3 democrats and 3 republicans has proven its anything but missed a deadline on an agreement to reduce a record national debt. That means across the board spending cuts will take effect.
  • Ellen WASYLINA, Republicans Abroad
  • Zachary MILLER, Democrats Abroad
  • Amine OUZAD, Assistant Professor of Economics and Political Science, INSEAD
  • Daniel HAMILTON, Executive Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS