Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:36 PM
kentuck (73,234 posts)
A Romney win could mean higher deficits, a double-dip recession....
...and a possible Depression. His numbers simply do not add up.
Paul Krugman had this to say about it.
"I think there's a real chance that he'll manage to pursue a policy in the first couple of years that simultaneously blows up the deficit and depresses the economy," the Nobel Prize-winning economist said on HuffPost Live Wednesday. "Tax cuts for the rich, who won't spend them, and slash spending for the poor and the middle class, who will be forced to cut back. And so we end up managing to have a simultaneous deficit explosion and double-dip recession."
Tax cuts for the rich do not help economic growth, according to two recent studies, and some analyses have found that Romney's proposed tax cuts would help the wealthy the most. Romney also has promised to slash government spending by roughly one-fifth, which economists say would hurt consumer demand. But it is unclear whether Romney would be able to cut government spending so dramatically if Democrats maintain a majority in the Senate.
Krugman said that over the long term, Romney's economic policies could lead to a "depression," saying: "It's the Republican policies that are much more likely to make us end up like Greece."
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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:11 PM
lib2DaBone (8,124 posts)
3. Not a double dip.. ... it's world depression...
Tax cuts for the rich, trickle down where the wealthy get everything and the working poor get nothing...
If the American people don't wake up... this nation.. we know as the United States.. is over.