Krugman's off his meds again. I couldn't even get through the first paragraph of Paul Krugman's NYT column today before I shot coffee through my nose. For your reading dis-pleasure (and make sure you are not drinking anything) here it is:
What should be done about the economy? Republicans claim to have the answer: slash spending and cut taxes. What they hope voters won't notice is that that's precisely the policy we've been following the past couple of years.
SLASHED SPENDING????? WHERE???? In case Paul hadn't noticed the Debt has increased by 50% since the O has been in office. Moreover, the 'tax cuts' he's refereeing to here are the so called Bush tax cuts that were already the status quo when the O took office. There were not tax cuts! Congress just didn't let the tax rates return to their previous level. Only in Washington can one say that by not raising taxes it is a tax cut.
Oh, and by the way, if the Krugster will remember that the last three budgets that the O sent to congress couldn't even get one single solitary vote because of the incredible increase in spending the administration loaded into it. Think about that for a moment. The leader of the party sent three budget that not even Bernie Sanders could hold his nose and vote for and he's an avowed socialist.
Meanwhile the republican congress has sent several budget bills over to the senate and none of them has even come to the floor. Krugman says in his column that the gridlock in congress is due to the do-nothing republicans. Really, where is Harry Reid's budget? It's been, what, a quadrillion days and counting since the senate has passed a budget bill.
Look Krugman and his ilk are hilariously touting low spending and a very optimistic 4.5 million jobs that they say were created under Obama's watch. I won't bore you with how the claim of low spending by this administration is complete bovine excrement, I'm sure you are aware of the $900 Billion taxpayer dollars that were flushed down the toilet by now.
However, I will take issue with their claim of 'job creation'. Even if you believe in the 4.5 million number (dubious at best) I would submit that ANY jobs created in the last three and a half years are in spite of this anti-business administration. See XL pipeline, agency overreach by both the EPA (shutting down coal fired plants) and the NLRB (Boeing's attempt to set up shop in SC) for some examples of this administrations absolute disdain for fostering a healthy business environment.
If you have the stomach to read the rest of Krugman's column please do. Me I just ate and have to wish to see my ham sandwich again.