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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:39 AM

So the debate is over, and Krugman won. Did anybody tell the President?

. . . I mean, surely he'll want to withdraw his proposed budget, since its deficit reduction emphasis has been found to have been based on a faulty premise. I mean, won't he??

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Reply So the debate is over, and Krugman won. Did anybody tell the President? (Original post)
markpkessinger Apr 2013 OP
Recursion Apr 2013 #1
Brimley Apr 2013 #7
blkmusclmachine Apr 2013 #2
Donald Ian Rankin Apr 2013 #3
appal_jack Apr 2013 #8
djean111 Apr 2013 #4
mtasselin Apr 2013 #5
Newest Reality Apr 2013 #6
jeff47 Apr 2013 #9

Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:59 AM

1. Why withdraw a budget that is DOA in the House?

Not even sure what "withdraw" would mean in this context.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:35 AM

7. Yeah

 

Pretty much a moot point.

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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:43 AM

2. Fun-ny.

 

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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:26 AM

3. What do you think "the debate is over" means?

To me it has connotations of "people have stopped debating", and indeed of "everyone now agrees" - which is clearly not the case.

"A strong piece of evidence as to which side is *right* has emerged" is not the same thing, and would only be if people never held positions that were wrong.

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Response to Donald Ian Rankin (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:53 PM

8. Alas, you are correct, Mr. Rankin.

 

Alas, you are correct, Mr. Rankin. The powers that be seem unwilling to let little things like facts get in the way of their ideology.

Still, I sincerely hope that the President reconsiders what to put "on the table."

-app

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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:28 AM

4. Bwahahahaha!

 

First, I am given to understand that the president's budget is totally meaningless, and will never happen - except I am to cheer for the "good stuff" - which I can only assume is never meant to happen either - sort of like getting warm fuzzies when Miss North Dakota says she wants Whirled Peas. Miss North Dakota is as powerless as the president, really.

Second - it doesn't matter if Krugman gives a State of the Incorrect Lying Austerity Spreadsheet on all TV channels - ABC, PBS, HBO, the channel where people catch giant catfish with their bare hands - the real objective is for the rich to pay less taxes and for the government to provide less services and oversight. Washington doesn't need no steenkin' spreadsheet.

The Kissinger and Thatcher way of running things still rules.

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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:06 AM

5. WHY

Why bother, he won't listen anyway. He surrounded himself with the crooks from wall street and the gangsters, and that is all that matters to him.

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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 09:02 AM

6. Whatever the

MIC decides and approves is the policy.

Everything else is just a prop on the stage and the actors play their assigned roles and its kinda' like reality TV, only more realistic.

We get to wade through the river of obscuration. We get to wonder, argue, question and debate the shovel's full of well-crafted public relations that are designed to manage millions of people without too much in the way of force.

Meanwhile, our cognitive dissonance sits dazed in the corner, glaring at us and drooling like a house pet with distemper. Oops, it fell over again. Gotta' go prop it up.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:28 PM

9. Yes, the MIC is thrilled about Pentagon budget cuts.

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