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  •  No prob (4+ / 0-)

    Your first intuition was the right one.  He's a hack.  Throwing the 99% under the bus.  Priceman, he sounded exactly like Alan Simpson.


    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 07:51:56 AM PST

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    •  Thanks. Indeed. I can't stand him (3+ / 0-)

      What a POS article. He does sound like Alan Simpson. He's not allowed to write another book on FDR. Makes me want to throw up.

      I don't negotiate grand bargains with deficit terrorists!

      by priceman on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 07:56:28 AM PST

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      •  There are so many (4+ / 0-)

        neoliberals who are hell bent rewriting the history of the FDR era, and it's as if they hate FDR.  I should write a diary about FDR haters.  They get so bent out of shape whenever someone points out that the situation Obama inherited in 2008, and still deals with now, though some of it is now of his own making, is just screaming for an FDR-like solution.

        Conservatives hate FDR and have tried to undo his work for decades now.  Why do these neoliberals and some staunch Obama supporters constantly try to distract from that and demean FDR and the New Deal?  I think at least some of them are former Republicans who still think like Republicans, or perhaps who had the conservative ideology drilled into them during their lifetime.  The D party is a haven for some former moderate Republicans and now they are wrecking this party, at the expense of the American people.


        "Justice is a commodity"

        by joanneleon on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 08:08:50 AM PST

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        •  We would all have nothing if it wasn't for FDR... (3+ / 0-)

          signing FDIC into law even though it wasn't his idea and he was filibustered by Huey Long to enact it with Glass Steagall but he still deserves credit for it. The 2008 crash would have wiped everyone out with deposits that were gambled on if not.

          They are bent out of shape because FDR signed into law regulation that worked for 5 decades. They need excuses for Obama keeping TBTF.

          They are former Republicans, I think. I heard many conservative anti new Deal and even anti Keynesian arguments in cosmic debree's great diary not too long ago referencing Jeffrey Sachs's article(now that's a come to Jesus moment for him from the Shock doctrine days). It was disgusting.

          Indeed.

          I don't negotiate grand bargains with deficit terrorists!

          by priceman on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 08:27:05 AM PST

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          •  Exactly (3+ / 0-)
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            ek hornbeck, joe shikspack, priceman

            It' the anti-FDR, obsessive really, that I keep seeing in the comment threads on this site.  It's really pretty astounding, especially given the current state of the financial system and the economy.  I see the same thing with jingoism.  How many Republicans who fled their party and became Dems do we have here?  Or maybe it's a matter of the environment they grew up in, though some of the most liberal people I know have Republican families and/or grew up in red states.


            "Justice is a commodity"

            by joanneleon on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 08:40:22 AM PST

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