Why we're screwed
October 30, 2012 12:52 AM Subscribe
Paul Krugman on stimulus back in 2009 "This really does look like a plan that falls well short of what advocates of strong stimulus were hoping for — and it seems as if that was done in order to win Republican votes. Yet even if the plan gets the hoped-for 80 votes in the Senate, which seems doubtful, responsibility for the plan’s perceived failure, if it’s spun that way, will be placed on Democrats."
Also more good stuff out there on this from bloggers Kevin Drum, Ta-Nehsisi Coates, and Matthew Yglesias, with the latter two being particularly good if you want to understand the historical role race plays in all of this. This Drum post about the book It's Even Worse Than It Looks is particularly good. More stuff, particularly from TNC, may be added later but right now it's late and I'm tired.
This post was deleted for the following reason: Election season is almost over, but right now we still have a very high bar for posts related to U.S. politics. Maybe re-compose this into a post with a bit more depth and focus when you are rested? -- goodnewsfortheinsane
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