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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-09-09 01:29 PM
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30. "Flat denial of of the plain meaning of words is *one* strategy..." Then stop
using it:

You: Krugman said that the Public Option wasn't crucia...But in his defense, the winds where blowing in a different direction at that time.

Krugman from the link you provided:

Thats why I and others believe that a true public option competing with private insurers is extremely important: otherwise, rising costs could all too easily undermine the whole effort.

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  -Krugman: Why the public option matters (calls out Ezra Klein) ProSense  Sep-08-09 06:12 PM   #0 
  - Thank you for this great article. Krugman finally gets it on the "mandate" part.  Justitia   Sep-08-09 06:20 PM   #1 
  - Alelujuah!  Vinnie From Indy   Sep-08-09 06:23 PM   #2 
  - He's right on point three, but Klein is right on costs  DrToast   Sep-08-09 06:39 PM   #3 
  - "The public option won't make that much of a difference in cost." BS  ProSense   Sep-08-09 06:43 PM   #4 
     - Speaking of disingenous  DrToast   Sep-08-09 06:55 PM   #9 
        - "either way, $150 billion is over 10 years, or $15 billion per year... little more than 1/2%" Hmmm  ProSense   Sep-08-09 07:06 PM   #12 
        - Thats peanuts  Oregone   Sep-08-09 07:48 PM   #14 
  - I agree with Ezra Klein that a public option passed this year will...  Eric J in MN   Sep-08-09 06:44 PM   #5 
  - "probably be too weak " is a bullshit speculative argument. n/t  ProSense   Sep-08-09 06:46 PM   #6 
  - The House bill limits...  Eric J in MN   Sep-08-09 06:52 PM   #8 
     - Nonsense. What does that have to do with the fact that it is still the primary cost-saving measure?  ProSense   Sep-08-09 06:57 PM   #10 
        - that quote may refer to big employers with special permission...  Eric J in MN   Sep-08-09 07:00 PM   #11 
           - Special permission? n/t  ProSense   Sep-08-09 08:13 PM   #15 
  - "probably too weak"...well, here's to that  Cha   Sep-08-09 06:48 PM   #7 
  - Why aren't there more people like Krugman  BootinUp   Sep-08-09 07:29 PM   #13 
  - How stupid do the bloodsucking insurance corps DINOs  Cha   Sep-08-09 08:26 PM   #16 
  - Nice to see Krugman finally understands why mandate support helped to sink Hillary.  Hello_Kitty   Sep-08-09 10:51 PM   #17 
  - Its nice to be in 100% agreement with Krugman on this one.  grantcart   Sep-08-09 10:55 PM   #18 
  - "The Kleins are beginning to sound like tools."  depakid   Sep-08-09 11:10 PM   #19 
  - Upon further reflection, I'm going to call bullshit on Krugman  Hello_Kitty   Sep-08-09 11:50 PM   #20 
  - "if mandates make reform "work", why would we even have to worry about premiums rising "  ProSense   Sep-08-09 11:59 PM   #22 
     - Exactly.  Hello_Kitty   Sep-09-09 12:07 AM   #24 
  - Back in August (ancient history?) Krugman said that the Public Option wasn't crucial...  Romulox   Sep-08-09 11:59 PM   #21 
     - Yeah, if this was Switzerland  ProSense   Sep-09-09 12:03 AM   #23 
        - I know, I know. Everything looks bad when you remember it...  Romulox   Sep-09-09 12:27 AM   #25 
           - Krugman was doing analysis, he wasn't selling the Swiss plan. Or did you miss this  ProSense   Sep-09-09 12:31 AM   #26 
              - He was justifying Obama's lack of support for a public option.  Romulox   Sep-09-09 12:36 AM   #27 
                 - You said: "Krugman said that the Public Option wasn't crucial..." Obama's  ProSense   Sep-09-09 12:40 AM   #28 
                    - LOL. Flat denial of of the plain meaning of words is *one* strategy...  Romulox   Sep-09-09 01:34 AM   #29 
                       - "Flat denial of of the plain meaning of words is *one* strategy..." Then stop  ProSense   Sep-09-09 01:29 PM   #30 

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