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  •  What not to worry about now, what to do.... (4+ / 0-)

    You want to make sure that the social safety net is protected?  Focus on getting Obama re-elected and on getting him as much help in Congress as possible.

    I respect Krugman more than any other commentator and he's gotten much more realistic about politics than he used to be.  But this is not the time to worry about what he is saying.

    You think the Republicans would do any better?

    •  Agree 100% (0+ / 0-)

      This is really poor timing.  This is sort of thing that suppresses a small amount of base inadvertently by feeding the narrative that their vote doesn't count.  I tell you this for sure - if GOP control everything you will change like you NEVER wanted to see change.  It will be a horror show!

      "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

      by noofsh on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 04:18:44 AM PDT

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      •  sorry, but you are wrong (7+ / 0-)

        people need to be clear WHY they are voting for Obama and to Democratic candidates for H & S so there is no doubt what it is we want

        further, emphasizing this will actually increase Democratic vote, since most of the country, despite being bombarded by the false meme of the fiscal crisis that Krugman dismantles, still favors maintaining the social safety net without cutting it back, which is a major reason why Obama is ahead.  It is the Ryan plan that is killing Repubs among seniors, a group they had expected to own

        "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

        by teacherken on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 05:40:13 AM PDT

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