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Paul Krugman: I miss Bush’s ‘honesty’

Posted by on Jul. 13, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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Paul Krugman: I miss Bush’s ‘honesty’

Paul Krugman is shown. | AP Photos

Krugman puts the GOP’s latest presidential candidate in the 'radical' category. | AP Photo

The “radicalized” GOP has gone so far off the deep end, according to Paul Krugman, that it has the New York Times columnist wishing for the days of George W. Bush.

Only one side’s to blame for our “nightmarishly dysfunctional political situation,” he tells Business Insider.

“It’s entirely one-sided,” Krugman said. “That’s one of those things, you know, the centrists — you want to be a centrist, and you want to blame both sides, and it’s one of those almost hilarious things because you see it again and again, the pundits who say, ‘Here’s what President Obama should do, he should reach out across the divide and propose some short-term stimulus but long-term spending cuts to balance the budget, and you say, ‘He’s actually proposed that.’”

“We have a radicalized, off-the-deep end Republican Party,” the Nobel Prize–winning economist added.

Krugman puts the GOP’s latest presidential candidate in that category.

“I find myself now, watching Mitt Romney campaign, I find myself wishing for the honesty of George W. Bush,” he said



Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/78457.html#ixzz20VYHTN1W

by on Jul. 13, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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_Kissy_
by on Jul. 13, 2012 at 9:34 AM
Lol.
Bush was a moderate compared to the new batch of buffoons in hos party.
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rachelrothchild
by on Jul. 13, 2012 at 11:02 AM

LMAO

Carpy
by Platinum Member on Jul. 13, 2012 at 11:11 AM
Paul Krugman is a shifty eyed pos socialist who still clings to the failed economic model that has us in the shape we are in today
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_Kissy_
by on Jul. 13, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Yes. Capitalism has us in the shitty shape we're in today.

I'm always disappointed when a liars pants doesn't actually catch on fire.
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Carpy
by Platinum Member on Jul. 13, 2012 at 12:29 PM
What other economic model has taken a new country to thr top of the world in 150 years?
Quoting _Kissy_:

Yes. Capitalism has us in the shitty shape we're in today.



I'm always disappointed when a liars pants doesn't actually catch on fire.
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