Write the Best Slogan For Our Economic Policy!

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How do you sell an economic policy that begins with spending money we don't have, and ends with higher taxes and fewer services? We have early submissions!

Matt Miller weighs in with "Jobs Now, Deficits Soon."

"Stimulus Now, Cuts Later," Clive Crook responds.

Things is, it's tough to build a good slogan when half the slogan -- that deficits/cuts part -- is about something painful. It's like getting somebody to buy a prix fixe meal when the mandatory dessert option is "Now clean up after yourself, slob."

The most popular slogan would elide the last part by being honest, but completely vague. How about: "Now: Jobs! Soon ... The Future!"

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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