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Paul Krugman calls for dictatorship
August 1, 2011 | me

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 nation’s economic security, gets to dictate policy? And the answer is, maybe it can’t."

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"?


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: krugman; paulkrugman

1 posted on 08/01/2011 6:28:28 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

“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.


2 posted on 08/01/2011 6:30:51 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: reaganaut1
What, you are surprised? Krugman is a full-on Communist, and they always require a dictatorship to implement their goals.

FUPK.

3 posted on 08/01/2011 6:30:59 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If you pet a tiny goose, you will feel a little down.)
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To: reaganaut1
Paul Krugman calls for dictatorship

Saving.....for.......when........President......Palin.......repeals.......government....employee....unions.

I can hardly wait.

4 posted on 08/01/2011 6:32:49 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SMARTY
Krugman is a very confused Fascist Pig.

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.

5 posted on 08/01/2011 6:33:07 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: reaganaut1

Krugman should go read this, linked on Drudge now:
http://news.yahoo.com/tea-party-won-deal-055100156.html

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.


6 posted on 08/01/2011 6:36:26 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Texas Eagle
Repeals what?

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.

7 posted on 08/01/2011 6:36:44 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: reaganaut1
After all, how can American democracy work if whichever party is most prepared to be ruthless, to threaten the nation’s economic security, gets to dictate policy?

You mean he's NOT talking about how the democrats got Obamacare through last year?!?!

8 posted on 08/01/2011 6:36:50 AM PDT by apillar
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To: muawiyah
NO CONSERVATIVE PRESIDENT could logically act to suppress state and local unions, or anything else constitutionally within the jurisdiction of of the states ~ right?

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.

9 posted on 08/01/2011 6:41:00 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: muawiyah
But they DO have the authority to send a portion of the wages their members earn to the ‘Rat party.......

Cut off the funding...err strong arm tactics and you cut the head from the snake.....

10 posted on 08/01/2011 6:41:49 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: reaganaut1
"...After all, how can American democracy work..."

Krugsie needs to check with his buddy the "Constitutional Scholar" - last I heard, the USA was a democratic republic.
11 posted on 08/01/2011 6:41:57 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (Because he was the son you bore, And gave to that wind blowing and that tide!)
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To: reaganaut1

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.


12 posted on 08/01/2011 6:48:56 AM PDT by apillar
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To: rightwingextremist1776
APWU-NALC members also sign up for the medical program sponsored by their union ~ and so do people who aren't members.

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.

13 posted on 08/01/2011 6:49:06 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: reaganaut1

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!!!


14 posted on 08/01/2011 6:49:43 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Texas Eagle
If you really agree with Krugman you too have a good chance of drowning in your own toilet.

Sorry, but that's the way it is!

15 posted on 08/01/2011 6:51:13 AM PDT by muawiyah
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16 posted on 08/01/2011 6:53:11 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If you pet a tiny goose, you will feel a little down.)
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To: reaganaut1
Krugman would love to see a dictatorship, especially if he would be appointed the ‘Reeducation Camp Czar’. He'd love to inflict corporal punishment on conservatives and also to give the order that peas must be included in every meal.
17 posted on 08/01/2011 6:53:49 AM PDT by JPG (Yes she can!)
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To: muawiyah

18 posted on 08/01/2011 6:53:53 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If you pet a tiny goose, you will feel a little down.)
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19 posted on 08/01/2011 6:54:14 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If you pet a tiny goose, you will feel a little down.)
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To: muawiyah

20 posted on 08/01/2011 6:54:41 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If you pet a tiny goose, you will feel a little down.)
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21 posted on 08/01/2011 6:55:15 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If you pet a tiny goose, you will feel a little down.)
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To: muawiyah
If you really agree with Krugman you too have a good chance of drowning in your own toilet. 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.

You're welcome.

22 posted on 08/01/2011 6:56:51 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: frankenMonkey

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.


23 posted on 08/01/2011 6:57:01 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: reaganaut1
Paul Krugman calls for dictatorship

I think a call to arms is in order.

24 posted on 08/01/2011 6:59:27 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: reaganaut1

To borrow one of Glenn Close’s lines in Dangerous Liaisons: “Like most intellectuals, he’s intensely stupid.”


25 posted on 08/01/2011 7:02:21 AM PDT by Gtown
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To: Texas Eagle

A true conservative would still have the OLD FASHIONED KIND that really flush!


26 posted on 08/01/2011 7:40:05 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

You are SO WRONG


27 posted on 08/01/2011 8:00:55 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If you pet a tiny goose, you will feel a little down.)
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To: Lazamataz

>>> 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.


28 posted on 08/01/2011 8:03:08 AM PDT by RitaOK (We hang together or will hang separately. 2012, or bust)
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To: reaganaut1

krugman’s a nut and communist.


29 posted on 08/01/2011 8:03:50 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: RitaOK
It would be nice if conservative media would say the same

I *am* Conservative Media.

30 posted on 08/01/2011 8:05:14 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If you pet a tiny goose, you will feel a little down.)
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To: muawiyah
NO CONSERVATIVE PRESIDENT could logically act to suppress state and local unions,

Sure she could. Calling for the repeal of Davis-Bacon would be an excellent start.

31 posted on 08/01/2011 8:05:37 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker
That still doesn't get rid of the unions.

BTW, Davis-Bacon keeps CERTAIN COMPANIES IN CHARGE in certain areas. It keeps outsiders out.

That's probably why it's survived.

32 posted on 08/01/2011 8:11:25 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Lazamataz

>>> 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?
:D)


33 posted on 08/01/2011 8:24:26 AM PDT by RitaOK (We hang together or will hang separately. 2012, or bust)
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To: muawiyah

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.


34 posted on 08/01/2011 9:26:04 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: apillar

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.


35 posted on 08/01/2011 9:43:36 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Obama's hoping that we'll have nothing but chump change left when he's done.)
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To: rightwingextremist1776
Obviously you've never worked for the government. ALL government employees need to be unionized because they have to work for GOVERNMENT SUPPLIED SUPERVISORS.

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.

36 posted on 08/01/2011 10:50:24 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

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.


37 posted on 08/01/2011 10:59:22 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: rightwingextremist1776
They get that way because they're supervisors treat them like they are property ~ kind of the same problem that happens with a contractor ~ he thinks he owns your job so he treats you like property.

It's a dreadful problem.

BTW, YOU DON'T OWN ANYBODY.

38 posted on 08/01/2011 11:12:53 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Lazamataz

Oh, whew, it’s just you posting those, Laz.
Thought someone really deranged was posting.


39 posted on 08/01/2011 11:13:57 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: muawiyah
I can make sure it's less a dreadful problem...get rid of most government jobs and then we wouldn't need either government supervisors or government employee unions.....

Problem solved....

40 posted on 08/01/2011 11:20:30 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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