There needs to be an across-the-board, consistent defense of the constitutional separation of powers.
Some of them, like an across-the-board tariff on Chinese goods, might actually work.
And the sequestration – a set of indiscriminate, across-the-board cuts – is supposed to go into effect in a matter of weeks.
An aura of impotence has consumed the government, as deep, across-the-board cuts everyone says they oppose set in.
As for revamping Medicare, this is an across-the-board stinker.
And in this era of impact-blind, across-the-board budget cuts, we see an opportunity.
If the across-the-board cuts deepen, the temptation could grow to raid this pool down the road.
The real deadline will come in 2013, when the $1.2 trillion in automatic, across-the-board budget cuts kick in.
As a result, across-the-board spending cuts are likely to cut quite deep.
Together, we passed the first across-the-board tax reduction for everyone since the Kennedy tax cuts.