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Posted on 06/03/2012 3:33:54 PM PDT by Kaslin
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman got another much-needed education from syndicated columnist George Will on ABC's This Week Sunday.
After Krugman impugned Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisc.) for his so-called "fiscal irresponsibility," Will simply and quite accurately responded, "A more than $3 billion budget that he inherited, a deficit, has now become a surplus" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
George Will Schools Krugman on Gov. Walker: $3 Billion Deficit 'He Inherited' Has 'Become a Surplus'
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, HOST: We have a couple minutes left before we have to take a break, and I just quickly want to go to you, George Will, because you're calling this recall election in Wisconsin, coming up on Tuesday, Governor Scott Walker, the Republican, facing a recall, the second most important election this year.
GEORGE WILL: Yes, because it's a microcosm of what the country faces, an attempt to change the trajectory of the public sector. You have this extraordinary conflict there where unions are defending their privileged position. And it does look as though Wisconsin people are going to try and take that back.
The man running against Scott Walker, Mayor Barrett of Milwaukee, has used the Walker reforms to save $19 million in the Milwaukee budget itself, so he's running against a man whose reforms he's emulating and using.
PAUL KRUGMAN, NEW YORK TIMES: And yet, of course, Walker is proposing tax cuts that will do much more to hurt the budget than any of these alleged savings. So this is -- it is a microcosm. It is -- it's not -- it's not fiscal responsibility versus irresponsibility. It is a vision of what kind of country you want to have and whether we're going to redistribute income upwards.
WILL: A more than $3 billion budget that he inherited, a deficit, has now become a surplus.
Do you really think that Capt. K has learned something and changed his tune?
The statement “Geo Will Schools Krugman” presupposes that Krugman can be schooled, can learn. I have serious doubts about that.
As do I
Krugman has crazy schizo eyes. He weirds me out.
Krugman is a total and complete putz!
That Karl Marx beard really fits him.
Pray for America
Wrong Krugman - IT IS fiscal responsibility versus irresponsibility - and as usual YOU Krugman are on the side of the irresponsible...
In a free society,lower taxes result in more saving and is the first step in the process of increasing capital accumulation. When the rich get richer and the capitalists accumulate capital, the natural result is greater economic progress and a higher average standard of living for wage earners.In those conditions,there is no such thing as redistributing income upwards.That is just another libtard lie.
There was once a time when one might have paid this man some kind of attention, but during the bush admin, he became a hyper partisan. So much so that his “analysis” is hopelessly skewed. He can’t even realize it, because his power of rationalization is too great.that happens to a lot of otherwise intelligent liberals.
For example, Walker is not proposing tax cuts. Very simple. Wisconsin has a year and a half to go on the current (surplus) budget. If the surpluses continue, Walker will probably propose a tax cut then.
Ever since the War on Poverty began, and the poverty level became a living, breathing demographic, the percentage of households beneath the poverty line has undergone shrinkage only TWICE!
The first time was after the Reagan tax cuts. The second time was after the Bush tax cuts.
Want to ameliorate the lives of those living in poverty -- CUT TAXES!!!
Y'know, you can show this correlation to liberals...and they simply will not believe it. They'll claim that you've fudged the numbers somehow.
But it's the truth...
No, it doesn't. No more than "teaches" or "educates" imply that the student has actually absorbed the knowledge. It's the responsibility of the student to learn; not the teacher.
It’s nice to see the stopped clock chime on time for a change. Thanks Kaslin.
But Walker did what Alan Mulally did at Ford which should be a model for all Statezilla's and Fedzilla's.... They are..
* Cut expenses by looking at all internal processes and reinvent them and or reinvent how you make your product.
* 2nd Increase Revenue ( and Profits ) with better product.
Walker did the same thing for a Gov't Entity.
* He cut expenses and re-engineered Union Contracts, for example how Teachers buy health care etc. to cut cost.
* He increased Revenue if you will by making Wisconsin more friendly for business.
It is similar but different, but it worked, just like Ford.....
Krugman can't rap his mind around it because my guess he probably hasn't run a lemonade stand just like Obama and like Obama they are theoreticians.
This fall and in a few days with the ballot box we tell them what we think of theoreticians.
It will suck to be them...
BTW this is a must read !!!!
Reduction of taxes is not redistribution in any direction. It is allowing people to keep their own wealth. You cannot redistribute upwards from a group that pays NO taxes. Krugman is mad man.
You'd think, but the way it's used in the vernacular you could substitute the word "embarrasses".
How could the author of that graphic not include:
Q: Economic Slump Won’t End
A: We need an Alien Invasion
One the top one hundred people that you are most likely to hear on a Sunday chat show....I’d rate Krugman as the least qualified on any topic. I wouldn’t even suggest that he could manage the business interest of a pickle factory. I wish they’d just send Krugman back to the classroom and let him teach first-year economics.
Marx had a MUCH better beard.
you should include space for the Alien Invasion Declaration that would spur more government spending!! LOL
How can a guy like Krugman have a career? He was an “economic adviser” to one of the biggest corporate economic failures to date (Enron), a failure that resulted in the CFO (that’s Chief FINANCIAL Officer, a man that Krugman no doubt spent a lot of time “advising”) going to prison. Think about it—you hire on as a consultant and the result of your labor is that your client goes to prison. How does one maintain any credibility after that? Does he have pictures of important people in compromising positions??
“Krugman has crazy schizo eyes. He weirds me out.”
Yeah, and my dog walking away from me with her tail up reminds me of his face!
Stick a Marx beard on George Clooney, and voila! Krugman!
Krugman defends the Solyndra loss as “only” $1 billion because it’s small potatoes compared to the $15 trillion federal debt.
Yes, he said this.
Mind-of-the-Rat logic: If gov spends even MORE of our tax dollars, a $200 billion loss won’t seem a big deal.
He never stops to ask,
“Hmm. Should government be in the business of investing other people’s money and taking risks with those scarce funds at no cost to the bureaucrat or the subsidized campaign contributor, er - “alternative-energy entrepreneur”?
Or, should government simply encourage more private investment with favorable tax policies, let individual investors make the more careful choices, and bear both the risks and rewards?”