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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:00 AM
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Krugman: "its better than what I expected over the weekend"
"Overall, enough sweetener has been added to diminish, but not eliminate, the bitterness of the disappointment."

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/07/the-deal
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:02 AM
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1. He does this almost every time.
He KNOWS it's all wrong but he still tries to justify what he's been saying is wrong all along.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:16 AM
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2. so he always lies?
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:18 AM
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3. Me thinks he, like all of us, is sick to death of all the bad news
Because that's all we get: bad news
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 01:11 PM
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7. No. Tries to work with it in his own mind, I think.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:23 AM
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4. oh, brother
the drama :eyes:
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:46 AM
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6. It's everywhere, isn't it...nt
Sid
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neverforget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:25 AM
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5. Here's the rest of that quote: So, was this worth it? Id still say no,
Edited on Tue Dec-07-10 10:26 AM by neverforget
although its better than what I expected over the weekend. It still greatly increases the chances of the Bush tax cuts being made permanent especially because the front-loading of the stimulative stuff actually worsens Obamas 2012 electoral prospects.

Oh and Krugman also says that Obama is overpromising:

Oh, and hes overpromising again:

Its not perfect, but this compromise is an essential step on the road to recovery, Mr. Obama said. It will stop middle-class taxes from going up. It will spur our private sector to create millions of new jobs, and add momentum that our economy badly needs.

Millions of new jobs? Millions? Not by my arithmetic.
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 01:46 PM
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8. Thank you for adding that --
Talk about cherry picking....
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neverforget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:33 PM
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9. I hate it when people do that......talk about spin
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KansasVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:35 PM
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10. Way to leave off the rest of the quote! Do you work for Fox news??
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