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Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:33 PM

A Dam Has Burst. More People Admit That Public Sector Cuts Are Holding Back The Recovery

A Dam Has Burst. More People Admit That Public Sector Cuts Are Holding Back The Recovery

by Joe Weisenthal at Business Insider

http://www.businessinsider.com/aei-mark-perry-maybe-the-private-sector-is-doing-fine-2012-7#ixzz226ntqxY2

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Earlier we pointed to an article in the WSJ which made the correct observation that it's public sector spending declines that are really holding back economic growth.

This is an idea we've been hammering for awhile. Back in early June, we defended Obama's 'doing fine' comment, noting how private sector growth was much more robust than that of the public sector.

But now the idea really seems to be going viral.

In a blog post over at conservative think tank AEI (!) professor Mark Perry has a post titled: Maybe private sector is doing fine? Growth in post-recession “private GDP” (3%) is above average.

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Reply A Dam Has Burst. More People Admit That Public Sector Cuts Are Holding Back The Recovery (Original post)
applegrove Jul 2012 OP
elleng Jul 2012 #1
Cali_Democrat Jul 2012 #2
freshwest Aug 2012 #4
freshwest Aug 2012 #3
applegrove Aug 2012 #5
bvar22 Aug 2012 #6
1-Old-Man Aug 2012 #7
Fantastic Anarchist Aug 2012 #8

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:36 PM

1. Good but who are the people who 'admit?'

Indeps? Undecideds? Represented by repugs in congress? THAT'S what we need.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:45 PM

2. So austerity hurts economic growth.....

Well I'll be damned!!! I had no idea!!

Of course Obama was right. Krugman was right. Reducing public sector spending is hampering the recovery and the private sector is seeing 3 percent growth which is a healthy clip.

Never listen to the GOP. They WANT to tank the economy.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:21 AM

4. 'Never listen to the GOP. They WANT to tank the economy.' Well said!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:21 AM

3. It's been the destruction of the living part of infrastructure, the nation's knowledge base.

The training and experience of these people are going to waste and harming all those who benefited directly or indirectly.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:11 AM

5. This is great. It is part of the narrative that the GOP obstructed Democratic plans to help jobs.

It is one of the legs such a narrative stands on. Very important.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:53 PM

6. Well Gee Whiz...Austerity is working so well everywhere else.

Oh Wait.

No it isn't.

My Bad.



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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:57 PM

7. Not surprising, its also public sector layoffs that keep the unemployment rate high

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:10 PM

8. Exactly.

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