Shields & Brooks on Wisconsin

Middle of the road guy David Brooks says the union deals have to be changed, and criticizes Obama's budget as a failure of leadership, with the GOP taking the "step into sobriety."

So the mantle of leadership has passed to Capitol Hill. While Obama asked for patience yet again, Eric Cantor announced that Republicans will put entitlements on the table. It may be politically risky, but it looks more like leadership to me.

David Brooks compliments the GOP for running a legislature instead of a Pelosi style dictatorship, but wonders what the exit strategy is on budget cuts. Is a government shutdown inevitable?