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  •  But, but, but.... (16+ / 0-)

    Naked Capitalism says that it all sux, so it must all suck!!

    Never mind that they also predicted that we'd be in a double dip recession by now....

    Tipped and recced, especially because the tail end of #3 makes me hopeful that the President will work hard for a fairer tax system in the future, as well.

    "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

    by Lawrence on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 12:55:30 PM PST

    •  Stop lying about that (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't negotiate grand bargains with deficit terrorists!

      by priceman on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 03:07:26 PM PST

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      •  ya right... (2+ / 0-)
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        The major reason I see a double dip as more likely than not is the policy response.
        http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/...
        Achuthan is saying he expects a series of what I have been calling Shiller Double Dip Recessions.
        http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/...
        What would happen then? I can think of two scenarios. The best outcome would be a simple double-dip recession.
        http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/...

        I could continue....

        •  Edward Harrison is not Yves Smith (1+ / 0-)
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          And a lot of those are possible scenarios, not predictions but nice try. It's still a lie.

          I don't negotiate grand bargains with deficit terrorists!

          by priceman on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 03:32:29 PM PST

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          •  glass house, rocks, throwing n/t (1+ / 0-)
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          •  Bill Moyers thinks Yves Smith has so little... (1+ / 0-)
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            ...credibility, that he had her on a large segment of his show, just a couple of weeks ago, with Bruce Bartlett. And, it wasn't the first time Moyers had her as a guest. (I know of at least one other appearance on Moyers, with her and Taibbi.)

            Yeah, I guess she doesn't know what she's talking about.

            Also, for the record, what's going on in this thread is really cheesy, and has been cited as a reason for banning within this community (in the past).

            "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

            by bobswern on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 04:41:33 PM PST

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        •  Funny that I would be accused of telling a lie, (1+ / 0-)
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          especially since that accusation is, itself, a lie.

          Thank you for dredging through the b.s. that I didn't feel like dredging through.

          "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

          by Lawrence on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 03:32:57 PM PST

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          •  I don't have the slightest problem... (0+ / 0-)

            with people making dire economic predictions. I don't have much of a problem with people splitting hairs. But your esteemed opponent... the hairs he's been splitting of late seem to be plucked mighty close to the arse...

      •  Whatever. (0+ / 0-)

        naked capitalism via their seemingly biggest fan on DailyKos, bobswern, and numerous others, inundated us with warnings of impending doom and the double-dip.  And it was all Obama's fault, of course.

        Just because you say it ain't so, it doesn't mean that it's not true, mate.

        From what I've seen, you twist stuff so that you can win internet arguments, ie. like when you first rag on the President because of a payroll tax cut and then rag on him again when that very same payroll tax cut goes away.

        Nothing realistic will please you.

        "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

        by Lawrence on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 03:30:56 PM PST

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        •  Weak take (1+ / 0-)
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          You and your friends have a big problem with reading comprehension. Also the London whale incident proves Yves Smith right like when something similar happens because of the TBTF system you love. Roubini knows she knows what she is talking about.

          Just like your pathetic example of my contradicting myself which I did not. My argument has nuance.

          So you just dug yourself deeper. You certainly wouldn't pass any exam on context clues.

          I don't negotiate grand bargains with deficit terrorists!

          by priceman on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 03:52:29 PM PST

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        •  You know, site mod's and FP'ers have repeatedly... (1+ / 0-)
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          ...put to rest the bullshit you're recycling right now.

          There's a BIG difference accusing a Kossack of stating something, versus that Kossack REPORTING upon what others--more respected for their knowledge than the Kossack reporting upon it--are saying/stating.

          Hell, Krugman was concerned about a double-dip recession, too. BIGTIME. And, in fact, to this day, he still refers to it as our ongoing Great Recession. Because, the reality is that when 150,000,000 Americans are still suffering, economically, it's an affront to half of this "country's" population for folks to be discussing our "recovery."

          What we're currently experiencing is a TWO-TRACK "recovery," in our TWO-TRACK economy.

          "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

          by bobswern on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 04:49:22 PM PST

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        •  wait (0+ / 0-)

          is the double dip something we need to worry about, or not?  Wasn't that part of the logic of this deal, that we needed to fear the Double Dip?  n/t

          In politics, there is the class war. Everything else is naming post offices.

          by happymisanthropy on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 05:47:13 PM PST

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      •  +1 (0+ / 0-)

        n/t

        Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

        by Betty Pinson on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 04:29:53 PM PST

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