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42. They can't wait to
get their hands on our social security - a true right wingers dream.
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  -Top Economist James K. Galbraith's Withering Testimony to the Deficit Commission. girl gone mad  Jul-01-10 11:40 PM   #0 
  - That was scathing  depakid   Jul-01-10 11:51 PM   #1 
  - Obama has lost the prebervial barbles.  Skink   Jul-01-10 11:56 PM   #2 
  - "Prebervial"?  ThomWV   Jul-02-10 01:30 PM   #43 
     - Soory I was plastered when I wrote that,  Skink   Jul-02-10 05:01 PM   #64 
  - More to the point, who chose the commission's members? nt  Selatius   Jul-02-10 02:51 AM   #16 
  - Whatever the answer is...  liberation   Jul-02-10 12:18 PM   #30 
     - I meant to K&R the OP  G_j   Jul-02-10 01:14 PM   #34 
  - Blame the man who put them there.  Hell Hath No Fury   Jul-02-10 01:22 PM   #37 
  - "That was scathing"  Enthusiast   Jul-02-10 01:25 PM   #38 
  - We already suspect the answer, don't we?  Zhade   Jul-03-10 12:43 AM   #104 
  - k/r  Dawson Leery   Jul-01-10 11:57 PM   #3 
  - kr  jtuck004   Jul-02-10 12:09 AM   #4 
  - +1  nilram   Jul-02-10 12:24 AM   #5 
  - & Amen! nt  burnsei sensei   Jul-02-10 08:12 PM   #81 
  - Kick/Rec for discussion  Zhade   Jul-02-10 12:34 AM   #6 
  - Spot on  Hawkowl   Jul-02-10 12:56 AM   #7 
  - +1 on the broom.  Enthusiast   Jul-02-10 01:27 PM   #39 
  - Yyyup.  Lilith Velkor   Jul-02-10 01:26 AM   #8 
  - K&R. I agree. This commission is way out of place  Overseas   Jul-02-10 01:34 AM   #9 
  - Spot On!!!  newspeak   Jul-03-10 10:18 AM   #112 
  - SPECTACULAR!  JackRiddler   Jul-02-10 01:52 AM   #10 
  - +100.  Hannah Bell   Jul-02-10 02:05 AM   #11 
  - Wow!! that was great. thanks for posting!  bbgrunt   Jul-02-10 02:09 AM   #12 
  - I'm awestruck! Huge Rec for Gailbraith. nt  laughingliberal   Jul-02-10 02:17 AM   #13 
  - Gutsy and brutally true.  avaistheone1   Jul-02-10 02:17 AM   #14 
  - Seriously. He straight-up told them "you're hiding, you're lying, you're unnecessary".  Zhade   Jul-03-10 01:56 AM   #105 
  - Doesn't matter which party...  wuvuj   Jul-02-10 02:18 AM   #15 
  - Bravo for Galbraith  jeanpalmer   Jul-02-10 02:51 AM   #17 
  - They can't wait to  Enthusiast   Jul-02-10 01:29 PM   #42 
  - He spells it all out! Great read!  KeepItReal   Jul-02-10 02:57 AM   #18 
  - Well it's about time someone spoke the plain, un-spun truth. Can't recommend this enough. n/t  Subdivisions   Jul-02-10 03:14 AM   #19 
  - K&R for more sanity.  Greyhound   Jul-02-10 03:20 AM   #20 
  - Nothing to see here.... move along, move along...  Agony   Jul-02-10 06:16 AM   #21 
  - He should have also said  malaise   Jul-02-10 06:26 AM   #22 
  - Missed This the First Time:  On the Road   Jul-02-10 08:07 AM   #23 
  - Fabulous!....Thanks for posting!.....JKG speaks truth to power!  whathehell   Jul-02-10 10:48 AM   #24 
  - I think the commission was set up to expose the people on it, especially  jwirr   Jul-02-10 04:54 PM   #62 
  - Interesting thought...I hope that's the case as well. n/t  whathehell   Jul-02-10 05:55 PM   #70 
  - We can quit pretending all these checkers moves are 3D-chess any day now...  liberation   Jul-02-10 07:45 PM   #78 
  - Ah bullshit  joe black   Jul-02-10 09:25 PM   #89 
  - Yeah, right. And they're going to fix the HIR bill, too.  Zhade   Jul-03-10 01:59 AM   #107 
  - Even after HCR? nt  glitch   Jul-11-10 12:39 PM   #128 
  - Considering he picked these fuckers, no. I doubt he will.  Zhade   Jul-03-10 01:58 AM   #106 
  - Gee Whiz, an actual Smart Guy  NBachers   Jul-02-10 11:13 AM   #25 
  - Will our "news media" cover this? nt  valerief   Jul-02-10 11:28 AM   #26 
  - JK Galbraith should be Secretary of the Treasury  Octafish   Jul-02-10 11:39 AM   #27 
  - I'm with you on that. The man is brilliant and understands the big picture  AikidoSoul   Jul-02-10 04:53 PM   #60 
  - +INFINITY  glitch   Jul-11-10 12:38 PM   #127 
  - *****BREAKING*****  Dr.Phool   Jul-02-10 11:55 AM   #28 
  - There is ONE economist on the whole panel  Taitertots   Jul-02-10 12:16 PM   #29 
  - Which makes it different from all the previous "commissions" by this and previous admins how?  liberation   Jul-02-10 12:21 PM   #31 
  - A beautiful mind!  whyverne   Jul-02-10 01:05 PM   #32 
  - indeed  fascisthunter   Jul-02-10 07:33 PM   #77 
  - AMEN!  westerebus   Jul-02-10 01:11 PM   #33 
  - +1000! nt  Enthusiast   Jul-02-10 01:31 PM   #44 
  - K&R  emsimon33   Jul-02-10 01:14 PM   #35 
  - K&R  emsimon33   Jul-02-10 01:14 PM   #36 
  - I actually read the whole thing.  DirkGently   Jul-02-10 01:27 PM   #40 
  - More, please!  Hell Hath No Fury   Jul-02-10 01:28 PM   #41 
  - Let's translate this for the gop lurkers...  BanTheGOP   Jul-02-10 01:33 PM   #45 
  - There is one large failure in his arguments  ThomWV   Jul-02-10 01:36 PM   #46 
  - He is talking from an economist's point of view  happyslug   Jul-02-10 03:14 PM   #50 
  - No kidding - I am an economist.  ThomWV   Jul-02-10 04:51 PM   #59 
  - But the answer is still not to cut Social Security but the stop the borrowing  jwirr   Jul-02-10 05:02 PM   #65 
     - Why and how would Social Security have to "earn" money  ThomWV   Jul-03-10 06:07 PM   #117 
        - You are correct about the borrowed money not requiring earning but  jwirr   Jul-04-10 09:06 AM   #121 
  - Behold an economist without guile!  kenny blankenship   Jul-02-10 01:36 PM   #47 
  - "There is never a shortfall of demand for Treasury bonds; Treasury auctions do not fail."  DireStrike   Jul-02-10 02:35 PM   #48 
  - The City of Florence did it for over 800 years  happyslug   Jul-02-10 03:17 PM   #51 
     - To be clear, we are not talking about deficits per se  DireStrike   Jul-02-10 05:36 PM   #69 
        - Adam Smith pointed out that NO GOVERNMENT had ever paid its debts  happyslug   Jul-03-10 01:51 PM   #116 
           - What???????  ThomWV   Jul-03-10 06:10 PM   #118 
           - Can you try to find a starting place?  DireStrike   Jul-03-10 06:29 PM   #120 
           - delete  DireStrike   Jul-03-10 06:18 PM   #119 
  - K&R n/t  OhioChick   Jul-02-10 02:35 PM   #49 
  - Excellent, but I doubt Obama will listen to HIM.  sabrina 1   Jul-02-10 04:27 PM   #52 
  - On Edit: Self Delete  ThomWV   Jul-02-10 04:54 PM   #61 
  - you think KO will read this on his show?  newspeak   Jul-03-10 10:27 AM   #113 
  - delete  madrchsod   Jul-02-10 04:30 PM   #53 
  - will obama take heed to mr galbraith`s words?  madrchsod   Jul-02-10 04:30 PM   #54 
  - Why in Gods name did Obama use an executive order to create this bullshit commission?!!  gulfcoastliberal   Jul-02-10 04:31 PM   #55 
  - Because he is a Third Way liberal  burnsei sensei   Jul-02-10 08:16 PM   #82 
     - Because Obama is a neo-liberal. (nt)  w4rma   Jul-02-10 09:54 PM   #93 
  - He makes some very valid points. nt.  johnaries   Jul-02-10 04:35 PM   #56 
  - Wow! Telling it like it is and best of all in an understandable way. Will  jwirr   Jul-02-10 04:46 PM   #57 
  - Let's keep this kicked until December!  JackRiddler   Jul-02-10 04:47 PM   #58 
  - if it's GGM, it's the two-by-four of truth! ty n/t k/r  upi402   Jul-02-10 04:56 PM   #63 
  - kik for truth.  Hannah Bell   Jul-02-10 05:08 PM   #66 
  - K&R  amborin   Jul-02-10 05:08 PM   #67 
  - "The Good Society" -John Kenneth Galbraith  upi402   Jul-02-10 05:24 PM   #68 
  - K&R  Bozita   Jul-02-10 07:08 PM   #71 
  - K&R  Kat45   Jul-02-10 07:20 PM   #72 
  - IMPORTANT: Okay, did this really happen?  JackRiddler   Jul-02-10 07:26 PM   #73 
  - +1, Agreed & Well Said!  Sherman A1   Jul-02-10 07:28 PM   #74 
  - Man, point #6 is on-point  NorCalDem   Jul-02-10 07:29 PM   #75 
  - K&R (nt)  fascisthunter   Jul-02-10 07:32 PM   #76 
  - K&R  Solly Mack   Jul-02-10 08:01 PM   #79 
  - Withering? There's nothing withering here!  burnsei sensei   Jul-02-10 08:11 PM   #80 
  - Withering in the sense that he completely obliterated the clout of the commission.  girl gone mad   Jul-02-10 09:32 PM   #90 
     - Well, they damn well deserve it.  burnsei sensei   Jul-03-10 10:05 AM   #111 
  - if only  bluzman63   Jul-02-10 08:28 PM   #83 
  - So, is there video of this smack down? What was the commission's reaction. I would  Subdivisions   Jul-02-10 08:32 PM   #84 
  - edit..  girl gone mad   Jul-02-10 09:39 PM   #91 
  - I also wanted to write a little about  burnsei sensei   Jul-02-10 08:38 PM   #85 
  - excellent stuff k/r..wish somebody besides us would listen.  bonzotex   Jul-02-10 08:57 PM   #86 
  - so, if they are not listening  newspeak   Jul-03-10 10:34 AM   #114 
     - I don't think it is in the interest of the elites to see the country...  bonzotex   Jul-04-10 02:09 PM   #122 
  - KA-POW!  joe black   Jul-02-10 09:15 PM   #87 
  - He can  tavalon   Jul-03-10 12:06 AM   #100 
  - Shrewd, a paucity of words and rapier sharp  ozymandius   Jul-02-10 09:17 PM   #88 
  - Who is this Communist so-called Economist, Galbraith anyway!!?? The man we  bertman   Jul-02-10 09:52 PM   #92 
  - K&R ... kick for tomorrow . . . !!  defendandprotect   Jul-02-10 10:40 PM   #94 
  - K&R  bluestateboomer   Jul-02-10 10:40 PM   #95 
  - good stuff! nt  cameozalaznick   Jul-02-10 11:08 PM   #96 
  - K&R  Canuckistanian   Jul-02-10 11:19 PM   #97 
  - Oh my God.....a moment of clarity.  SILVER__FOX52   Jul-02-10 11:22 PM   #98 
  - Damn!!  alfredo   Jul-02-10 11:37 PM   #99 
  - outstanding assessment by Galbraith; finally had time to read it; thanks for posting this!  amborin   Jul-03-10 12:22 AM   #101 
  - Kick and Rec.  Dr.Phool   Jul-03-10 12:30 AM   #102 
  - EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS. I know, it's a lot of words, but still.  Zhade   Jul-03-10 12:40 AM   #103 
  - Everyone should read at least the first section of this  bread_and_roses   Jul-03-10 07:11 AM   #108 
  - kicking this again  ozymandius   Jul-03-10 08:31 AM   #109 
  - the polite version of the late great George Carlin's withering testimony  alterfurz   Jul-03-10 08:49 AM   #110 
  - kicking  amborin   Jul-03-10 11:47 AM   #115 
  - the claim that deficits have resulted from "overspending" is false, both in the United States and ab  txlibdem   Jul-04-10 03:49 PM   #123 
  - HELLO? Anyone know if this was actually delivered as testimony in person to the Commission?  JackRiddler   Jul-04-10 03:51 PM   #124 
  - kick  Angry Dragon   Jul-04-10 08:55 PM   #125 
  - ..  mdmc   Jul-09-10 06:52 AM   #126 
 

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