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Obama´s inequality speech
shows his focus on change

New York Times, by Paul Krugman

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Posted By:scott5js, 12/7/2013 10:52:03 AM

Much of the media commentary on President Barack Obama´s big inequality speech was cynical. You know the drill: It´s yet another "reboot" that will go nowhere; none of it will have any effect on policy, and so on. But before we talk about the speech´s possible political impact or lack thereof, shouldn´t we look at the substance? Was what the president said true? Was it new? If the answer to these questions is yes - and it is - then what he said deserves a serious hearing. And once you realize that, you also realize that the speech may matter a lot more

Krugman knows the economy.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: scottyboy, 12/7/2013 11:03:17 AM     (No. 9644297)

The very definition of insanity...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pearson365, 12/7/2013 11:10:40 AM     (No. 9644311)

If you like the change in your pocket, you can keep the change in your pocket. Emperor Must B. Insane Obama

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lydwho, 12/7/2013 11:12:02 AM     (No. 9644315)

Obama to Krugman--- You sure know a Communist when you see one!!!!


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Reply 4 - Posted by: krause, 12/7/2013 11:16:31 AM     (No. 9644321)

Robust capitalism provides jobs. The Obama administration doesn´t like capitalism. What else is there to say?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: clw54, 12/7/2013 11:18:17 AM     (No. 9644324)

Yes, Paul, BHO is focused on change. Changing the subject.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/7/2013 11:23:33 AM     (No. 9644331)

No more kool aid for you, Krugman, you are already saturated.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Flipper3, 12/7/2013 11:30:35 AM     (No. 9644338)

Obama´s inequality speech shows his ignorance of economics, of history, of sociology, of...well, just about everything.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Magic8Ball, 12/7/2013 11:31:41 AM     (No. 9644339)

Does Kruggles the Clown contribute all of the money he makes above the US median income, to the poor?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: scott5js, 12/7/2013 11:31:50 AM     (No. 9644340)

Communist? Look, the Cold War is over. The USSR dissolved Jan, 1, 1992.
There are many different degrees to which government can be involved in a country´s economy. All real economies, however, are mixed economies.
Economic inequality has been steadily growing in this country since Reagan was elected in 1980. This Republican scheme of light regulation and light taxation has not worked well for most people.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 12/7/2013 11:38:15 AM     (No. 9644343)

I´d love to have the Kool aid franchise in his neighborhood.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/7/2013 11:50:55 AM     (No. 9644358)

#9, all the commies in Russia did was turn themselves into the global greenie movement. You can´t really believe they went away? Naïve thinking, that is.

Obama has no intention of ever lifting up the lofo´s. What he does intend is to finish destroying the vast middle class that makes this Country work. When he is done, everyone will be equal. Just not in the way that regular folks regard the definition.

Rush Limbaugh knew this about liberals almost a decade ago.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/7/2013 12:02:34 PM     (No. 9644366)

There is intellectually challenged, moronic, idiotic, ...and there is Paul Krugman. You can´t make this stuff up!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/7/2013 12:09:24 PM     (No. 9644374)

Yes, change in your pocket and trillions to his cronies...that´s Obama Change!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 12/7/2013 12:11:44 PM     (No. 9644376)


No more kool aid for you, Krugman, you are already sotted.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 12/7/2013 12:43:46 PM     (No. 9644414)

Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that the job of the President is to "change" anything. He´s supposed to run the country according to the law, and defend it against all enemies, domestic and foreign. Obama has failed on all three counts (a stike-out in baseball), so now Paul, the ferret, Krugman, invents new responsiblities to excuse the ineptitude of his Dear Reader.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: WIBadger, 12/7/2013 1:41:52 PM     (No. 9644457)

One horse´s ass talking about another.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: marthaville, 12/7/2013 3:34:27 PM     (No. 9644548)

Mr. Krugman is a well known and respected economist, college professor, and political pundit. No one wants to hear about his Nobel prize in economics for studying European automotive manufacturers. Apparently NYT readers want to hear his political analysis and attribute his words to his economic expertise. They need to realize Krugman is a wealthy professor and writer whose political policy preferences do not apply to the proletariat members like him. His political predictions never came to be. But he does make a lot of money. Like his liberal Democrat buddies. The 0.01%.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ironchefw, 12/7/2013 5:02:13 PM     (No. 9644605)

None are so blind as those that will not see. Open your eyes, Krugman!

As scary as it is to think that there are Americans who voted for him twice, the truly scary are the ones that are still uncritical of Obama´s failures, yet viciously attack his critics. Bad things result from such blind devotion.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: edgar, 12/7/2013 7:04:34 PM     (No. 9644681)

Change, as in the change the subject from Oblundercare. What ever became of his "pivot" on the economy this summer? He has the attention span of an infant and no interest doing the job of the president.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/7/2013 8:33:19 PM     (No. 9644745)

The US leads the world in output of rice, corn, wheat and cotton. They achieved that not by paying higher wages, not by cutting wages, but by innovations in seeds, planting, harvesting, and transportation. Exactly the same innovations in rig assembly, drilling, hydraulic fracturing and well logistics has led to a similar lead in production of oil and gas. Government had zero part in these innovations, but could easily destroy these opportunities by increased regulation.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/8/2013 5:16:58 AM     (No. 9644972)

I´ve had enough of Barry´s inequality B.S. His BarryCare is already the biggest transfer of wealth in the history of this country. How much more do the parasites need? They get everything else except a Porsche.

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