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  •  Can't the Treasury (1+ / 0-)
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    glorificus

    just hold a bake sale?  Maybe a "fix the debt" telethon.  I hear Jerry Lewis is available.

    I hadn't seen Krugman's idea.  Why isn't Obama nominating him to Treasury?

    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.

    by winsock on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 11:58:12 AM PST

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    •  He doesn't want the job and confesses (1+ / 0-)
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      winsock

      he wouldn't be any good at it.  He also addresses this suggestion in a blog entry.  He's a policy wonk, not a manager or administrator.  And he doesn't want to suffer the indignity of no one else in the cabinet paying any attention to him.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 12:18:21 PM PST

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      •  Thanks (0+ / 0-)

        At least a job on the CEA where he may have some inside influence, if he toned things down a bit.  On the other hand, Krugman may be right that he would have as much or even more sway staying at the NYT.

        Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.

        by winsock on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 12:28:30 PM PST

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