Monday, October 7, 2013

The Tea Party says we are at war with Eastasia; have we always been?

Krugman notes that the Sunday talkshows were filled with nonsense on the deficits:
This morning, for my sins, I found myself involuntarily watching bits and piece of the morning talk shows, and it seemed clear that Republicans have been given a new talking point. Suddenly, the shutdown/debt ceiling confrontation isn’t just about Obamacare; it’s about curbing runaway spending growth and exploding debt.
I’m a bit surprised. I didn’t expect Republicans to worry about the facts that federal spending has been flat in nominal terms, and falling fast in real per capita terms, for several years, or that the deficit is plunging. But I did think they might worry that the public has moved on from the debt scare, and also that some people might balk at the sudden attempt to rewrite history.
And they should balk. This was never about controlling the deficit. It started as an attempt to stop health reform before it could get started; it has now morphed into an attempt to extract something, anything from Obama to save face (which he can’t give them, because he needs to take a stand against extortion.)
Sadly here in Georgia we have a Democratic US Senate candidate trying to side with the Tea Party on the sly without Democratic voters notcing. So I've started a petition to try and force her to answer if she really agree's with the hostagetakers or not.  Please sign and share and lets find out!

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