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  • Judas, Tax Cuts and the Great Betrayal

    05/12/2017 6:58:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    [the failing] New York Times ^ | May 12, 2017 | by Paul Krugman
    The denarius, ancient Rome’s silver coin, was supposedly the daily wage of a manual worker. If so, the tax cuts that the richest 1 percent of Americans will receive if the Affordable Care Act is repealed — tax cuts that are, obviously, the real reason for repeal — would amount to the equivalent of around 500 pieces of silver each year. What inspired this calculation? The spectacle of Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, and Paul Ryan, the speaker of the House, defending Donald Trump’s firing of James Comey. Everyone understands that Mr. Comey was fired not because of his...
  • Paul Krugman: Calling Trump An Illegitimate President Is An Act Of Patriotism

    01/17/2017 7:09:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    You know with all the rising temperatures caused by Rep. John Lewis’ (D-GA) remarks about President-elect Donald Trump not being a legitimate president, we forgot about liberal economist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman who first said that Trump’s win was illegitimate. Now, Krugman says that calling Trump an illegitimate president is a form of patriotism (via NYT [emphasis mine]: Now Mr. Lewis says that he won’t attend the inauguration of Donald Trump, whom he regards as an illegitimate president. As you might expect, this statement provoked a hysterical, slanderous reaction from the president-elect – who, of course, got his start in...
  • KRUGMAN: The US Is In 'Deeper And More Treacherous Waters Than Even The Pessimists Are Saying'

    01/06/2017 5:59:33 PM PST · by blam · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1-6-2017 | Bob Bryan
    Bob BryanJanuary 6, 2017 Paul Krugman is at a loss about the future of the Trump presidency, but he's not hopeful. The Nobel-winning economist and New York Times columnist is concerned about possible connections between the president-elect and Russia. "We are, I'd argue, in much deeper and more treacherous waters than even the pessimists are saying," Krugman tweeted Friday. The election of Trump is tainted, Krugman said, because of the FBI's announcement weeks before Election Day regarding its reopened investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, and because of the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chair...
  • And the trade war came

    12/26/2016 5:20:04 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 12/26/16 | Paul Krugman
    Donald Trump got within striking distance of the White House — or, more precisely, Comey-and-Putin range — thanks to overwhelming support from white working-class voters. These voters trusted his promise to bring back good manufacturing jobs while disbelieving his much more credible promise to take away their health care. They have a rude shock coming.
  • Krugman Tweets Trump Might Have ‘Incentives’ to Allow 9/11-Style Attack on Country

    12/16/2016 2:39:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 12/16/16 | David Rutz
    Liberal New York Times columnist Paul Krugman suggested Friday that President-elect Donald Trump could have an incentive to allow or launch a 9/11-style attack on the United States once in office. Krugman wrote that President George W. Bush came into office with questions surrounding his legitimacy that were “dispelled” by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Krugman surmised that gave Trump “interesting incentives.”
  • Krugman: Trump has incentive to allow a terrorist attack

    12/16/2016 4:58:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 16, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    Conspiracy theorist Paul Krugman speculated on Twitter Friday that President-elect Trump has an incentive to allow a major terror attack in the United States: Thought: There was (rightly) a cloud of illegitimacy over Bush, dispelled (wrongly) by 9/11. Creates some interesting incentives for Trump— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) December 16, 2016 It’s not hard to unpack this. Bush was elected in 2000 by the narrowest of margins. Less than a year later we had the worst terror attack on U.S. soil in our history. The attack caused the public to rally around President Bush. So, if President-elect Trump wanted a similar...
  • NYT's Krugman Goes On The Warpath, Says Trump's Win Was 'Illegitimate'

    12/14/2016 3:41:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Nobel laureate and unabashed liberal Paul Krugman went on the warpath in an op-ed in The New York Times, where he declared that Donald TrumpÂ’s win was illegitimate, that hackers working for the Russians interfered on behalf of Trump, and that heÂ’s pretty much a Russian plant (the Siberian candidate), who doesnÂ’t deserve any deference because this election was tainted (via NYT): So this was a tainted election. It was not, as far as we can tell, stolen in the sense that votes were counted wrong, and the result wonÂ’t be overturned. But the result was nonetheless illegitimate in...
  • Seduced and Betrayed by Donald Trump [lying scum putz Krugman]

    12/02/2016 6:07:52 PM PST · by AndyJackson · 93 replies
    NY TImes - Opinion ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Paul Krugman
    The white working class is about to be betrayed by Trump just like the students at Trump University.
  • Paul Krugman: The Economic Fallout

    11/13/2016 5:43:43 AM PST · by detective · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 9, 2016 | Paul Krugman
    It really does now look like President Donald J. Trump, and markets are plunging. When might we expect them to recover? Frankly, I find it hard to care much, even though this is my specialty. The disaster for America and the world has so many aspects that the economic ramifications are way down my list of things to fear. Still, I guess people want an answer: If the question is when markets will recover, a first-pass answer is never.
  • Paul Krugman: FBI 'rigged' election

    11/08/2016 8:02:45 AM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    washintonexaminer.com ^ | 11/7/16 | Eddie Scarry
    Liberal New York Times columnist Paul Krugman accused the FBI and its director, James Comey, of fixing the election in favor of Republican Donald Trump. In an op-ed published Monday morning, Krugman echoed a familiar line from Trump, who regularly says the election is "rigged" against outsider candidates, but he said it's Democrat Hillary Clinton who has the disadvantage. "The election was rigged by James Comey, the director of the F.B.I. His job is to police crime — but instead he used his position to spread innuendo and influence the election," he wrote. "Was he deliberately putting a thumb on...
  • Paul Krugman’s Latest Clinton Defense Reaches New Low

    09/07/2016 12:30:22 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    The Observer ^ | 09/07/16 | Michael Sainato
    In the wake of embarrassing emails released via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and an even more embarrassing FBI report, Hillary Clinton supporters have responded angrily toward any concerns raised by these new releases. An elitist dribble of condescension masquerading as a pro-Clinton Op-Ed written by economist Paul Krugman was an inevitable reaction to this negative publicity. This “Hillary or else” mentality was aggressively advocated by Krugman in Clinton’s first presidential campaign against Obama and even more so throughout the 2016 Democratic primaries. Krugman perpetuated the Bernie Bros smear campaign by alleging on several occasions that Sanders’ support stemmed...
  • Paul Krugman's Bubble

    07/28/2016 7:43:17 AM PDT · by oblomov · 15 replies
    Paul Krugman is confused. He can’t figure out why Americans are so gloomy that they might vote for Donald Trump in November. From the columnist’s perch at the New York Times, things in America seem A-okay: If you want to feel good about the state of America, you could do a lot worse than what I did this morning: take a run in Riverside Park. There are people of all ages, and, yes, all races exercising, strolling hand in hand, playing with their dogs, kicking soccer balls and throwing Frisbees. There are a few homeless people, but the overall atmosphere...
  • Feel the Math

    05/30/2016 9:42:36 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 30, 2016 | Paul Krugman
    Now, I’m not a political scientist or polling expert, nor do I even try to play one on TV. But I am fairly numerate, and I assiduously follow real experts like The Times’s Nate Cohn. And they’ve taught me some basic rules that I keep seeing violated. First, at a certain point you have to stop reporting about the race for a party’s nomination as if it’s mainly about narrative and “momentum.” That may be true at an early stage, when candidates are competing for credibility and dollars. Eventually, however, it all becomes a simple, concrete matter of delegate counts....
  • Paul Krugman Begs Liberals To Stop Bashing ObamaCare

    02/07/2016 2:33:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Investors ^ | 2/05/16 | JOHN MERLINE
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is a bit apoplectic that the left, which has always wanted single-payer health care, is still pushing for single-payer health care. "Why," he frets, "do we hear not just conservatives but also many progressives trashing President Obama's biggest policy achievement?" He goes on to say, "A lot of what I hear from the left is not so much a complaint about how the reform falls short as outrage that private insurers get to play any role. The idea seems to be that any role for the profit motive taints the whole effort." Krugman says...
  • Krugman: Climate Change Will Kill Us All, and Republicans Will Be Responsible

    12/06/2015 9:14:08 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 67 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 12/5/15 | Aaron Bandler
    ew York Times columnist Paul Krugman produced another doozy of column on Friday in which he warns that climate change will result in armaggedon and it will be fault of those dastardly Republicans. The opening paragraph of Krugman's column predicts, "Future historians — if there are any future historians — will almost surely say that the most important thing happening in the world during December 2015 was the climate talks in Paris. True, nothing agreed to in Paris will be enough, by itself, to solve the problem of global warming. But the talks could mark a turning point, the beginning...
  • Trump Is Right on Economics

    09/07/2015 11:42:54 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 57 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 09/07/2015 | Paul Krugman
    So Jeb Bush is finally going after Donald Trump. Over the past couple of weeks the man who was supposed to be the front-runner has made a series of attacks on the man who is. Strange to say, however, Mr. Bush hasn’t focused on what’s truly vicious and absurd — viciously absurd? — about Mr. Trump’s platform, his implicit racism and his insistence that he would somehow round up 11 million undocumented immigrants and remove them from our soil. Instead, Mr. Bush has chosen to attack Mr. Trump as a false conservative, a proposition that is supposedly demonstrated by his...
  • Paul The Brain Dead Krugman's Nobel Prize Winning Idea to spur Economic Growth

    08/24/2015 1:50:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/24/15 | Paul Krugman
    Paul Krugman is so frustrated by the lack of support for another round of stimulus spending that he's now calling for a fake alien invasion of the United States to spur a World War II-style defense buildup.
  • Debt Is Good

    08/21/2015 2:08:03 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    NYT ^ | 8-21-15 | Paul Krugman
    <p>That is, there’s a reasonable argument to be made that part of what ails the world economy right now is that governments aren’t deep enough in debt.</p>
  • Tea and Trumpism

    08/11/2015 2:31:05 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 29 replies
    NY Times Opinion Pages ^ | 8-11-2015 | Paul Krugman
    Memo to pollsters: while I’m having as much fun as everyone else watching the unsinkable Donald defy predictions of his assured collapse, what I really want to see at this point is a profile of his supporters. What characteristics predispose someone to like this guy, as opposed to accepting the establishment candidates? The reason I’d like to see such a poll is that I suspect that both conservative and liberal pundits are still getting the Trump phenomenon wrong. And yes, that’s the kind of statement — hey, left and right both wrong! — that I usually hate when other pundits...
  • Why Krugman Lies About Obamacare

    07/13/2015 3:59:14 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 7/13/2015 | David Catron
    We have all known someone who, having paid an exorbitant sum for a car that seems to spend a lot of time in the shop, insists it’s the best automobile he’s ever owned. That´s Paul Krugman where Obamacare is concerned. His psychological and professional investment in the perversely titled Affordable Care Act is such that he cannot bring himself to admit that he bought a lemon. And like the guy with the pricey car that keeps breaking down, his claims about the dysfunctional law are becoming so preposterous that they are literally provoking laughter when he makes them in public....