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    Larry Summers was on Charlie Rose last night strongly asserting that we don't have a serious debt or deficit problem right now, but rather a jobs, capital investment and economic health problem, and that to the extent that we need to reduce the debt and deficit we should do it through tax reform and investing in the economy, NOT by cutting entitlements.

    Larry Summers said this! I think the tide is turning in terms of the national conversation on all of these things, and the dominant neoliberal memes are getting some serious pushback at last.

    "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

    by kovie on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 06:20:41 PM PDT

    •  knock me over with a feather....seriously.....nt (5+ / 0-)
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      •  He's actually been saying such things (4+ / 0-)
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        for a while now. He's not the same guy who helped deregulate Wall St. in the 90's. Not that I would have wanted him at the Fed as he just doesn't have the right sort of personality. But it would be nice to have him repeat this in the media since he's one of the few serious economists that the establishment doesn't treat like a far-left hippie a la Krugman.

        "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

        by kovie on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 07:55:03 PM PDT

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    •  Talking like a DFH must be the new trend (0+ / 0-)

      But watch what they do, not what they say.  They're trying to cozy up to mainstream Dems to keep them from raising hell about SS and Medicare cuts.  It's not going to work.

      "The international world is wondering what happened to America's great heart and soul." Helen Thomas

      by Betty Pinson on Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 07:08:23 AM PDT

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    •  Larry *Summers*? (0+ / 0-)

      I'd trust that guy when he gives away all his money, joins the Peace Corps and goes to work for the poor in Haiti.

      I don't usually have such a high bar for people, but when people have been such class-A snakes for that many years, I don't really believe them when they start saying nice things or true things. Suggests to me that maybe they know they can't keep their ideas dominant as such, and so they're trying to control the discussion by echoing our talking points.

      They got so much things to say.

      I tried to go online to find a similar bear head...but when I searched “Big Bear Head” it gave me a San Diego craigslist ad entitled “Big Bear needs some quick head now” and then I just decided to never go on the internet again.--Jenny Lawson

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 08:58:00 AM PDT

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