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  •  Better solution: repeal the sequester (9+ / 0-)

    Stop austerity now!

    We need jobs! We do NOT have a deficit problem:

    Krugman:Gone Deficit Gone

    We can safely abandon the doctrine of the eighties, namely that the rich were not working because they had too little money, the poor because they had too much. JK Galbraith, 1991

    by Urban Owl on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 07:21:33 PM PST

    •  Bingo!!!! (3+ / 0-)

      Repeat after me (because we need to un-condition our brains):

      The deficit is not a problem.

      It isn't a problem just because the "serious assholes" in the media and 3rd way piece of shit sell outs say its a problem.

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

      by noofsh on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 05:32:15 AM PDT

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    •  Great article (1+ / 0-)
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      rodentrancher

      I luv Krugman.  He makes what is seemingly a complex subject (I say seemingly because the "serious people" confuse everyone including themselves) simple.

      As long as the deficit remains below GDP we are fine.  All we are doing is putting capital into the marketplace.  That's a normal thing to do given that currency no longer needs to be backed by a commodity such gold.  There won't be any problem unless we stupidly cripple our economy. And that is exactly what these cuts can do over time especially if they are entitlement cuts.

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

      by noofsh on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 05:42:08 AM PDT

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