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is obama a keynesian?


Asked by Carpy at 11:45 AM on Nov. 4, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • lol Carpy, did you hear about the group that went to the rally on Saturday with a sign saying Obama = Keynesian (or something to that affect) and they kept getting attacked by people who didn't realize that the sign had to do with economic policy and not his birth status.

    looks like our anon isn't the only one. lol


    Answer by Journey311 at 2:56 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • well if he was really born in america, then he's american right? my father is 100% german and my mom is from the states, i was born in ohio, does that make me german> NO!

    This is the perfect illustration of the real problem with this country and why the economy is screwed.

    And to answer the real question, he's a noodle. He doesn't stick to any philosphy with enough conviction to have a real impact either way. Instead he wobbles between multiple philosophies and essentially accomplishes only the worst of each.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:03 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Anonymous wth are you talkin about? lol Carpy is refering to keynesian economcis!

    Answer by tnmomofive at 11:57 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Great info, OP! I just wonder what might have been, IF, we the people had been the "general glutton" recipients instead of the banks, car manufacturers, mortgage companies, Wall St., AIG, Freddie and Fannie, and on and on… If the stimulus glut had come directly to the consumer, we could have paid our home mortgages way down or off, paid off other bills and had cash to spare, seems to me that would have kept us all afloat. The lending organizations that received the stimulus money, defiantly held on to profits they made and most did not help consumers renegotiate their mortgages as they were supposed to. Nearly all of the companies paid themselves handsome bonuses, got themselves out of hot water and haven't so much as thrown the rest of us an inter tube...

    Answer by agentwanda at 2:43 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • lol at anon!

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:08 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • It appears so.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 12:36 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Yes he is, he doesn't believe the private sector can function on it's own and that the govt should interfer

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 12:10 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • yes

    Answer by Natesmom507 at 1:09 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • LOL @ Anon...the video has gone private, but if you Google "Jon Stewart Rally Obama Keynesian" you can see how quickly that video went viral!! Good stuff!! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:53 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • From what I remember about macroeconomics, yes.

    Answer by ballewal at 11:49 AM on Nov. 4, 2010