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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:20 PM

Paul Krugman: Mitt Romney will make us Irish

Paul Krugman: Mitt Romney will make us Irish

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is warning that Mitt Romney will turn America into an economic basketcase like Ireland if he wins the White House.

“Ireland is Romney economics in practice. They’ve laid off a large fraction of their public workforce, they’ve slashed spending, they’ve had extreme austerity programs,” Krugman said on “The Colbert Report” on Monday night, promoting his book, “End This Depression Now.”

“They have 14 percent unemployment, 30 percent youth unemployment, zero economic growth. Ireland is a demonstration - Ireland is America’s future if Romney becomes president,” Krugman added.
“But the Irish can handle it,” Colbert deadpanned. “The Irish do very well in bleak, depressing times. They’ve got those jigs and everything that they do.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77578.html#ixzz1yFyuFrlX


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:35 PM

1. USA will do more worse than Ireland under Romney

the USA is too big (jigs might be a problem!)

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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:41 PM

2. 7 neoliberal/austerity presidents are okay, but an 8th is JUST GOING TOO FAR!

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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:00 PM

3. "If we would just rehire all those Teachers,Firefighters and Police officers that have been laid off

.." Thank You!

"On day one Mitt Romney gives himself and his billionaire donors tax breaks worth millions that will be paid for by borrowing from the Chinese and cuts in healthcare and services for poor, elderly and middle class. No wonder the casino moguls are Mitt's biggest donors."
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Jun. 19, 2012 - 12:01 PM EST

I wish they'd listen..!

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