Skip to comments.Paul Krugman calls for dictatorship
Posted on 08/01/2011 6:28:27 AM PDT by reaganaut1
Paul Krugman's latest NYT column, "The President Surrenders", already has an FR thread, but I want to call attention to the last paragraph:
"What Republicans have just gotten away with calls our whole system of government into question. After all, how can American democracy work if whichever party is most prepared to be ruthless, to threaten the nations economic security, gets to dictate policy? And the answer is, maybe it cant."
Paul Krugman and the NYT believe our political system, with its checks and balances, should be gutted when it produces results they disfavor. Who are the "extremists"?
“What Republicans have just gotten away with calls our whole system of government into question.”
Uhh...actually NO. THAT was when Liberals forced Obamacare through.
I can hardly wait.
Still, as I pointed out before, someday he's going to make a mistake and end up drowned in a toilet when he aims the wrong hair ball in the wrong direction.
Krugman should go read this, linked on Drudge now:
Whether you agree or not, the lack of opposition to the Tea Party from the Left is their own damn fault. Good for us, sucks to be them.
You are aware that federal employee unions outside of the APWU-NALC have no authority in law to negotiate wages and conditions.
Even APWU-NALC have no right to strike.
Which means there's not a whole lot for Palin to do regarding federal unions, which leaves only state and local employee unions.
NO CONSERVATIVE PRESIDENT could logically act to suppress state and local unions, or anything else constitutionally within the jurisdiction of of the states ~ right?
Back to first principles ~ it's been the state and local unions all along that've created institutional problems in the United States.
You mean he's NOT talking about how the democrats got Obamacare through last year?!?!
Who said I'm for a Conservative President? I agree with Paul Krugman. Our President should be a dictator.
Maybe "repeals" was the wrong word. Perhaps "outlaw", "prohibit", "end" or some other such word would be more appropriate.
Cut off the funding...err strong arm tactics and you cut the head from the snake.....
The left is NOT happy and they are not buying the “we got a good deal” line the Whitehouse. I’ve been reading some of the comments on thehill.com and politico and they are not having a good day. There is a story on thehill.com where a whitehouse spokesman said, “There is a lot in deal for dems to love.” one disgruntled liberal said “Hitler 1939: Lots in newly contracted resort camps for Jews to love”. Yes, they are comparing this debt deal to the holocaust, they are not happy campers. They’re also calling the defense cut trigger a Republican trick, stating that Republicans know all they have to do is claim that soldiers will not have body armor or enough supplies and Obama and the dems will quickly cave and allow the money from the defense cuts to be put back in the budget, so as not to appear anti-soldier. This will leave only the social spending cuts which the Republicans will not reverse under any circumstances.
What you are touching on here is a question of whether or not federal employees should have the right of using the power of computers to allocate their checks ~ like a payment to the credit union, a sum to a bank, an amount to the ex-wife, another piece to Salvation Army, and so on.
I'm not sure how you would deal with this since there's no mandatory unionism in the federal government workforce ~ and the employees can parcel out their paychecks however they want.
Seriously, think about what you are asking for.
BTW, USPS/Post Office Department have had unions for a very long time ~ and one of the reasons is they have GOVERNMENT SUPERVISORS.
I can assure you that if you had the federal government picking your supervisor you'd be a voluntary member of a union, preferably a very aggressive union with street thugs if you could find one to do that for you.
Ahh, the progressive left is beginning to get frustrated that the populace is not falling in line as they had hoped with their guy Obama in the Whitey House... so now they unfurl their flags and signal charge.
Our call to arms... Fix Bayonets!!!
Sorry, but that's the way it is!
Not true. Thanks to people like Paul Krugman and myself, we've virtually eliminated toilet related drownings due to our heroic efforts which brought the world safe, low-gallon toilets.
We are NOT a democratic republic either; China is a “democratic republic”.
We are a constitutional republic and our founding fathers wisely left democratic out of the defining terms.
We are not supposed to be a democracy of any kind, period.
I think a call to arms is in order.
To borrow one of Glenn Close’s lines in Dangerous Liaisons: “Like most intellectuals, he’s intensely stupid.”
A true conservative would still have the OLD FASHIONED KIND that really flush!
You are SO WRONG
>>> What, you are surprised? Krugman is a full-on Communist, and they always require a dictatorship to implement their goals. <<<
It would be nice if conservative media would say the same, and come down on Krugman like a ton of bricks, and on CNN for trotting him out as if he were some esteemed wizard when he is instead a full blown communist.
krugman’s a nut and communist.
I *am* Conservative Media.
Sure she could. Calling for the repeal of Davis-Bacon would be an excellent start.
BTW, Davis-Bacon keeps CERTAIN COMPANIES IN CHARGE in certain areas. It keeps outsiders out.
That's probably why it's survived.
>>> I *am* Conservative Media. <<<
My regards. You’re a brave soul. Now, could you get a crush-Krugman-campaign going. En masse, and loud, and consant, and everywhere, and SOON, until he moves to Syria?
Government workers have no need to be unionized.....PERIOD, end of story. As a matter of fact I’ll take it one step further...ALL unions should be as illegal as monopolizing and price fixing is....because that is exactly what they do...in addition to supporting the COMMUNISTS.
That’s probably the only upside to this deal. The libs wanted increased spending and radical tax hikes. So far out in lala land that anything approaching reality would be disaster to them.
So at least we got that out of the crap sandwich we just got served.
That's the source of your problem ~ and if you don't understand it you'd better buckle down and examine the literature on the problem.
The problem is government itself ~ which is why we all want to keep it small, and hopefully under some degree of control, and that includes LOCAL, STATE and other sorts of government ~ not just the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
Got some folks out there who think the sheriff should be in charge of stuff?
I say keep the sheriff in a cage ~ have people come and ask him questions if they want, but don't turn him loose. He's just government under a different name.
Really? Unless you work for the Government?
21 Years in the USMC and a Government contractor for the last 10....does that qualify and “working for the Government”?
See, you have your premise all wrong...I do WORK for the government...and I was never a UNION thug....It’s only those who are EMPLOYED by the government that need a UNOIN to get by...and hide their lazy asses behind...You would know any of those types now would you?
Unions need to be made illegal.....don’t like it then find another vocation....one you will actually have to PRODUCE for.
It's a dreadful problem.
BTW, YOU DON'T OWN ANYBODY.
Oh, whew, it’s just you posting those, Laz.
Thought someone really deranged was posting.
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