osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,
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Krugman on Obama

I have to give credit to Krugman for making this point so nicely and succinctly.
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/14/my-obama-problem/?src=twt&twt=NytimesKrugman

Heck, it's short enough to reprint:


John Boehner, March 2009:

It’s time for government to tighten their belts and show the American people that we ‘get’ it

Barack Obama, yesterday:

“At a time when so many families are tightening their belts, he’s going to make sure that the government continues to tighten its own,” Obama said. “

We’ll never know how differently the politics would have played if Obama, instead of systematically echoing and giving credibility to all the arguments of the people who want to destroy him, had actually stood up for a different economic philosophy. But we do know how his actual strategy has worked, and it hasn’t been a success.
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