Via Yglesias, I hear the UK has so few veto points that's basically what happened.
That's freaking hilarious to contrast with the US experience.
Of course, I remain strongly in favor of veto points and divided government. The amusingly positive idiosyncrasies possible in this technocracy don't come anywhere near outweighing the deleterious effect of the vast socialist state it enabled.
Andrew makes similar points on UK spending cuts.
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