Schanzer, the anti-terror and homeland security expert, wants an imperial presidency that is not impeded in pursuing its agenda by expensive diversions and distractions such as congressional elections. The character of the agenda Schanzer supports is indicated by his claim that “This adjustment would also give Congress the breathing space to consider longer-term challenges facing the nation—such as entitlement spending…”
Without elections every other year, the president and Congress could get down to the business of gutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid—programs upon which tens of millions of workers depend to keep them out of poverty. The American ruling class needs a strong, authoritarian state to carry through its social counterrevolution against the opposition of the working class. This is the real content of Schanzer’s “modest proposal.”
The NYT piece is nothing but neoliberal evil.
These neolibs don't even hide their contempt for our country anymore.