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Is Anybody Surprised that Krugman Was Wrong about U.K. Fiscal Policy?

rdk Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 9:35 AM
It is always difficult to cut government spending. The lazy and shiftless can and do vote and they never vote to reduce their "pay".

Just like in the United States, politicians in the United Kingdom use the deceptive practice of “baseline budgeting” as part of fiscal policy.

This means the politicians can increase spending, but simultaneously claim they are cutting spending because the budget could have expanded at an even faster pace.

Sort of like saying your diet is successful because you’re only gaining two pounds a week rather...