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  •  I'd like Krugman a lot more... (3+ / 0-)
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    88kathy, tb mare, JG in MD

    ...if he'd actually wrap up one of his many fretful columns by suggesting a positive course of action for the President.  

    But then, he doesn't have the responsibility of actually having to govern with a pack of nihilistic two year olds chained to his wrist.

    "Nonsense!" said Alice, very loudly and decidedly, and the Queen was silent.

    by RIposte on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 05:09:06 AM PST

    •  Well (4+ / 0-)

      In this case he says the WH won this battle but can loose the war if the president doesn't hold tough about the debt ceiling. Very clear. THe options have been named many times. I like the 14th amendment solution. Let the time expire and then say you were forced to do it. But the WH has preemptively said they are not using it. I don;t get it, even if they thought it was not a good way way not keep it open as a looming option?

      •  Well, yeah (0+ / 0-)
        In this case he says the WH won this battle but can loose the war if the president doesn't hold tough about the debt ceiling.Very clear.
        Yeah, he's very clear in saying that the President shouldn't cave.  Is he advocating the 14th, and looking at why the administration might (at least publicly) take it off the table?  What does he think of the trillion dollar coin?  Is he willing to go on the record and own that option?  Haven't seen it yet.

        Brilliant economist, great moral center.  As a politician, though, he sometimes sounds like a Nobel-winning, tenured professor of Economics.

        "Nonsense!" said Alice, very loudly and decidedly, and the Queen was silent.

        by RIposte on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 05:26:01 AM PST

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      •  Because it's not constitutional (0+ / 0-)

        Not what the language envisioned.  Would violate separation of powers, while also possibly setting a terrible precedent.  And would not hold up in court.

        Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary

        by Paleo on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 05:39:50 AM PST

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    •  He has (1+ / 0-)
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      Heart of the Rockies

      On many occasions.

      Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary

      by Paleo on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 05:37:59 AM PST

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      •  He's proposed a number of things... (0+ / 0-)

        ...most of them very good ideas, that have absolutely no chance of happening given the composition of the Congress.

        "Nonsense!" said Alice, very loudly and decidedly, and the Queen was silent.

        by RIposte on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 05:49:06 AM PST

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