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Obama's Got Lots of "Skin in the Game"

mcsandberg Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 9:57 AM
Wow, I'm impressed, someone who still believes in Keynesianism! Do you really think we can borrow and print our way to prosperity? Demand side economics, AKA Keynesian was utterly refuted over 75 years ago - “Henry Hazlitt did the seemingly impossible, something that was and is a magnificent service to all people everywhere. He wrote a line-by-line commentary and refutation of one of the most destructive, fallacious, and convoluted books of the century. The target here is John Maynard Keynes’s General Theory, the book that appeared in 1936 and swept all before it.." This ignorance of basic economics is one reason for my sig: Atlas Shrugged was supposed to be a warning, NOT a newspaper!

Guy's intriguing post below offers an interesting option for the GOP in the fiscal cliff talks: Embrace Simpson-Bowles.

But I think another element aside from a "constructive alternative" is missing from the Hill Republicans' psyches (and thus playbooks).

That is the realization that, whether or not Obama blames the GOP in the short term for taking us over the cliff, in the end, he's the President.  He's the one who's supposed to be representing all of us -- yes, even the evil rich and those who didn't vote for him.  If he doesn't negotiate seriously about the cliff and we...