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    JoanMar, conniptionfit

    but i just cut that part out  :)

    Wouldn't you like to be a pepper too?

    by AntonBursch on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 07:11:05 PM PST

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    •  Nah!! (0+ / 0-)

      Maya Angelou: "Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."

      by JoanMar on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 07:15:03 PM PST

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      •  i admire both Obama and Krugman pretty equally (2+ / 0-)
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        JoanMar, TheDuckManCometh

        i don't agree with either of them completely, but i will admit that i wince a little even saying that, cause i know that they are a hell of a lot smarter and wiser than i am

        Wouldn't you like to be a pepper too?

        by AntonBursch on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 07:21:21 PM PST

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        •  I admire and respect Obama. (4+ / 0-)

          I respect Krugman.
          And yes, they are both a helluva lot smarter than you are.
          Gotcha! lol.
          I meant helluva lot smarter than I am.

          Maya Angelou: "Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."

          by JoanMar on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 07:26:25 PM PST

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        •  I suspect that they feel the same about each other (1+ / 0-)
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          TheDuckManCometh

          Early on I think Krugman was down on Obama and Obama probably thought Krugman was to much of an idealist. But what struck me about this exchange was just how pragmatic Krugman was being. He consistently shot down the idea of the grand bargain because he acknowledges the political reality that there just isn't any way to get such a thing through Washington as it is presently constituted. So, if that is not possible, the best alternative is to focus on what is the immediate problem (unemployment).

          And, the neat thing about doing so, is that it actually does address the long term problem. More jobs means more revenue means less deficit. It's not a complete solution to the problem, but it is not, as Mika suggests, a complete ignoring of the problem.

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