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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:40 AM

Krugman- The Con Goes On

I wondered recently whether Paul Ryan, who is a con man pure and simple, would be able to step right back into his role as Washington’s favorite Honest, Serious Conservative.

Well, Alec MacGillis appears to have the answer: Foreign Policy Magazine has named Ryan one of its top 10 global thinkers.

And people wonder why I’m so caustic about the Very Serious People.

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/29/the-con-goes-on/

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:46 AM

1. Paul Ryan should be shoved out of Washington back to Janesville to learn how

to operate heavy equipment. Maybe if he worked for a living his attitude would change and sync with the American workers.

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Response to snappyturtle (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:43 PM

6. Don't make the poor people of Janesville suffer so...

They don't want him either.

I suggest he goes to Hell.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:59 PM

8. I did think of that however, I liked watching him labor. He thinks he labors now...ha! nt

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Response to snappyturtle (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:09 PM

12. LOL!

I heard rumors that labor can get pretty hot in Hell...they have Unions don't ya know!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:47 AM

2. I think that was stinker .......... for all the feces that comes out of his mouth

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:49 AM

3. Didn't they

name Ron Paul one year?



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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:14 AM

4. Ryan is an idiot. nt

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:22 AM

5. Snicker.

Did Gumby also make the list?

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:44 PM

7. The con goes on but it is worse than before the election.

The election meant nothing. It was a waste of time.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:05 PM

10. This is what Howard Dean Thinks. Good information even on NewsMax.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:19 PM

13. Unfortunately, Dean appears to be buying into the deficit hysteria to at least some extent.

He says the fiscal cliff isn't really all that bad because it will effect significant deficit reduction. That's the very reason it is bad. The standard Keynesian view is that the combination of tax increases and spending cuts will reduce aggregate demand and therefore either slow the already-tepid recovery or, even worse, push us back into recession.

Of course, Dean is right that going over the cliff would be better than some of the alternatives that are being bruited about. Nevertheless, it's a fundamental error to evaluate all the options -- the cliff and various anti-cliff deals -- solely or even primarily from the point of view of deficit reduction.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:08 PM

11. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, n2doc.

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