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Pointing Toward Prosperity
New York Times, by Paul Krugman

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Posted By:jackson, 10/26/2012 9:07:35 AM

Mitt Romney has been barnstorming the country, telling voters that he has a five-point plan to restore prosperity. And some voters, alas, seem to believe what he’s saying. So President Obama has now responded with his own plan, a little blue booklet containing 27 policy proposals. How do these two plans stack up? Well, as I’ve said before, Mr. Romney’s “plan” is a sham. It’s a list of things he claims will happen, with no description of the policies he would follow to make those things happen. “We will cut the deficit

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Becky Quick of CNBC slammed Krugman this morning for being a fool. But, of course, he is a fool in love with Obama.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 10/26/2012 9:11:01 AM     (No. 8963516)

Darn it, what's that word I'm looking for? Let me see. Oh yeah, DELUSIONAL.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hardhead, 10/26/2012 9:14:22 AM     (No. 8963526)

Hey Paul, you financial genius you, how'd that Enron gig work out for you?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tedward, 10/26/2012 9:14:31 AM     (No. 8963527)

Obama's plan is 4 more years of the SOS ~ it didn't work and it won't work and it's up to us to put him 'Out of Work' !!! Say your Prayers Boys and Girls, Men and Women, that in a few days we'll give him his Pink Slip.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jar, 10/26/2012 9:28:23 AM     (No. 8963566)

Refer Paul to Romney's 59 point plan for in depth study. It should not be so beyond the intellectual reach of a Princeton professor's mind.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jinx, 10/26/2012 9:33:41 AM     (No. 8963582)

Words fail me. What would Mr. Krugman say if this were GWB's economy and he was asking for four more years. Now, Pres. Romney will be able to say that he inherited the worst economy ever and it will take him a few years to get it going again, but I doubt if he will say that. He will roll up his sleeves and get to work and will not whine and complain about the idiot who did not understand math beyond the 7th grade. Wonder why the MSM hasn't picked up on that little jewel. Bet if Sarah Palin had said it, they would still be talking about it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 10/26/2012 9:44:29 AM     (No. 8963610)

Poor Paul. He has contributed to the loss of revenue for the NYSlimes.

Perhaps he can be put on unpaid sabbatical in order to recover from his delusions.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: fire_mission, 10/26/2012 9:54:27 AM     (No. 8963642)

Wikipedia on Kruman:

"According to Krugman, his interest in economics began with Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels, in which the social scientists of the future use "psychohistory" to attempt to save civilization. Since "psychohistory" in Asimov's sense of the word does not exist, Krugman turned to economics, which he considered the next best thing."

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mc squared, 10/26/2012 10:02:19 AM     (No. 8963671)

No rational person could say what Krugman says, so there must be an ulterior motive.
How does one get rich while Obama strangles the economy?

I need help here.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: aindyin, 10/26/2012 10:07:07 AM     (No. 8963684)

So #7 let me get this right PK is a "psychoeconomics" expert?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/26/2012 10:07:24 AM     (No. 8963686)

Ugh. I know a specific family member is going to facebook this article today. I'll make a deal with myself. If he does, I get a cookie. If he doesn't, I get two cookies to celebrate.

Krugman and those who take him seriously are more delusional than each other.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Srhea, 10/26/2012 10:13:22 AM     (No. 8963706)

Why hasn't Krugman been committed yet?
He is an absolute lunatic! Although, I must admit I always get a laugh of bewilderment from his writings.
Is the Times really serious when they let this guy put articles in their paper?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 10/26/2012 10:21:05 AM     (No. 8963736)

Somebody is all wee wee'd up.

If Romney gets to implement his plan, and it works, everything Krugman believes gets destroyed. Romney and Ryan are huge threats to this man.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 10/26/2012 10:24:25 AM     (No. 8963748)

Paul Krugman elevates the position of Nobel laureate to the same level Obama elevates the oval office. All the charm of a dispeptic skunk and all the wit of an angry 4 year old.

How can anyone place any weight on his "analysis" (wired direct from the Obama Campaign Headquarters in Chicago) when as a nobel laureate economist he passes off as fact the completely debunked (by the reports own authors, no less) 5 trillion dollar tax cut mantra.

One Trillion dollars (40% of a Bush era Budget) is too small to stimulate our economy? a 1 trillion dollar spending spree responsible for fully 7% of GDP is insufficient? How much would you need Paul, 15% of total GDP, 25%, 50%.

To put it in perspective the stimulus bill could have paid for complete replacement of every ship in our Navy, including the Carriers and Boomers. There would have been enough left over to buy all the planes as well.

Had the money been used to do that the economy actually would have been stimulated, by millions of shipyard and support jobs.

What we spent on solyndra alone could have built a new Burke class destroyer ($300m)with plenty left over. The Zumwalt class Stealth Destroyer is more expensive but we could still have built several hundred of them (Cost average about a billion each)with the stimulus money.

So, How much more would you need Paul, to create a couple thousand temporary jobs in dead end companies?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: oh-heck, 10/26/2012 10:26:55 AM     (No. 8963762)

I had to try to glean something from this.

All the problems are caused by Bush.

Stimulus did work, just too small.

Krugman values extreme fuel efficiency stds over increased production of coal, oil, and natural gas.

Hypothetical Romney/Ryan cuts to Medicare are far greater damage than the $716 B already moved from Medicare to Obamacare.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Palmetto Bug, 10/26/2012 10:29:33 AM     (No. 8963769)

Well, I heard that Beijing offered to print the Obama plan as a little red book...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bpl40, 10/26/2012 10:33:30 AM     (No. 8963778)

Is he still alive? Dang.. I thought..

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Guillermo Sepulveda, 10/26/2012 10:40:10 AM     (No. 8963795)

Has this Red Diaper ever been right on anything regarding economics? It's amazing that he has any credibility at all - except in extremme left circles.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 10/26/2012 10:50:01 AM     (No. 8963826)

Well, #17, that's EXACTLY who the NYT caters to, the leftwing socialist fringe. It's also why they're dying as a so-called newspaper.

But, I know that you already know that.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: bobgray2, 10/26/2012 11:21:45 AM     (No. 8963926)

Hey Paul, you mean like people use to believe what you said about ENRON?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: woodsman, 10/26/2012 11:22:01 AM     (No. 8963927)

Again I ask - What has this guy ever accomplished?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: lawabidingcitizen, 10/26/2012 11:23:42 AM     (No. 8963931)

Delusional is right. Romney has a long history of success in his personal life, his career, etc. Everything about him is known.

So Prof. Krugman where's the sham?

I think he meant that Obama is a shame to whatever country (it's clear it isn't the U.S.) claims his allegiance.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 10/26/2012 11:38:24 AM     (No. 8963986)

Former Enron advisor, Paul Krugman...is an idiot.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Lucky4, 10/26/2012 1:07:19 PM     (No. 8964336)

The worst part of his articles are the comments by the deranged faithful lefties.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: fritzilou, 10/30/2012 9:37:19 AM     (No. 8974275)

Krugman has no standing to speak negatively of Romney, since he is a blind partisan who can not really defend what Obama has done to this country.

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