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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:24 AM
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Isn't that a "Soviet" thing? Heritage Foundation scrubs inconvenient numbers
Paul Krugman was crunching numbers on Ryan's so-called budget and the Heritage Foundation projections it relies upon, and found something interesting.

After he and others had reported the preposterously optimistic drop in unemployment (to under 3% within 10 years), it vanished. The unemployment percentage line in the Budget Analysis documentation was removed.

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/06/memory-hole... /

Yep they took the offending number out.

I mean, really, guys this is all over the blogosphere; did you really think you could get away with pretending it was never there?

But this does bring back memories: during the Social Security debate, Cato tried to expunge all evidence that it had ever used the word privatization, when it was easy to show that its project was originally the Project on Social Security Privatization.

Anyway, you now know what kind of people were dealing with.


Just a little something to remember while they're calling us communists.
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:38 AM
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1. K & R nt
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cognoscere Donating Member (381 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:39 AM
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2. No, it's a republican thing. Lie, cheat, steal, kill, and when you get called
out on it, deny, project, purge, and if that doesn't work, lie, cheat and steal some more.
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:42 AM
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3. Yes it is.
And it's a repuke thing too.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:53 AM
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4. Look at the school book terrorists
MLK, Sam Gompers, Walter Reuther, Darwin - gone. Newt Gingrinch and Limpballs are now Founding Fathers. Right from the Soviet playbook.
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Dogtown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:57 AM
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5. K&R n/t
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:04 AM
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6. When it's too preposterous for the Heritage Foundation
You've gone deep into Preposterous Land. Unfortunately for the Think Tank Titans at Heritage, the internet doesn't work the way they think it does. I hope this ridiculousness continues to haunt Heritage, and neutralizes their voice to some degree. They don't deserve to be taken seriously on matters of national policy, and it would be to the betterment of society if their phony-baloney think tank ivory tower opinings were ignored.
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:08 AM
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7. Heritage 'beings'
simply pull numbers out of their collective butts.

Hell, to count to 21, they have to pull out their wee-wee.

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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:10 AM
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8. They're like all ideologues: they think reality is always supposed to support their ideology
Not that their ideology should always clarify and serve the needs of our shared reality.
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Viking12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:12 AM
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9. Heritage's take "depends an awful lot on unicorn sightings -- a belief in the impossible."
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:36 AM
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10. Why not?
The Conservatives have practically airbrushed Bush the Lesser out of all the photographs.
It is like the man never existed.
He has been disappeared, and his name added to the list of those who shall not be mentioned.
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:39 PM
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11. K&R
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