in New Jersey
If you read Romney's Economic Model his New York Times column for Thursday, you will see Nicholas Kristof gets very blunt.
He starts by noting Romney's criticisms of Obama's economic record, and acknowledges that there is some merit, because the recovery has been weak.
Then comes his 3rd paragraph:
But Obama’s best response could be this: If you want to see how Romney’s economic policies would work out, take a look at Europe. And weep.He notes that both Britain and Germany have followed the Romney economic model, for which they have received praise from Republicans.
Yet these days those economies seem, to use a German technical term, kaput.OUCH!
Kristof then goes back in time to offer the "wise" observations of a number of Republicans: Karl Rove, Representatives Kenny Marchant, Steve King and Joe"You Lie!" Wilson, and Senator Jeff Sessions. He notes that Sen. Session praised New Jersey as following the British model.
O.K. Let’s see how that’s working out.It gets better.
New Jersey isn’t overseas, but since Sessions and many other Republicans have hailed it as a shining model of austerity, let’s start there. New Jersey ranked 47th in economic growth last year. When Gov. Chris Christie took office in 2010 and began to impose austerity measures, New Jersey ranked 35th in its unemployment rate; now it ranks 48th.
Senator Sessions, do we really aspire for the same in America as a whole?
Pass it on.