"So, yes, you should try to control health costs, but then in the end, you should probably just raise taxes to pay for them after you've done everything you can, because it turns out the government is the more efficient manager of those," he said.
"I'd give it somewhere between a B and a B+. I think the thing keeping it from an A is some of the composition. I didn't think it was perfect," he said. "It didn't anticipate how long-lasting a fiscal boost the economy needed."