As it turns out, “gun nuts” is not just about being crazy about guns, it is also apparently often about being actually insane. Imani and John’s posts link to some examples, but many of you have probably seen this as well (via TPM): Genuine derangement. And very, very scary. UPDATE: And yet another fun […]
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And once more into the breach: Can you tell me the difference between these alternative proposals to increase federal revenue? 1) Allow all Bush tax cuts to expire bringing back Clinton era rates for everyone. 2) Extend all the Bush tax cuts for people making under $400k, and make up the difference by closing the […]
For reasons that are not quite clear to me, I often seem to have trouble making myself understood in online discussions. My post yesterday on the consequences of the fiscal deal is a good example. Based on the comments thread, I seem to have come across as an austerity-monger who hates poor people. So I’m […]
From Krugman last week (Jan. 2): The deficit is no problem now, but eventually we will emerge from the liquidity trap, and at that point you do want to start stabilizing debt. How big a deal is that? If you look at the CBO numbers, under their “alternative fiscal scenario” (Bush tax cuts extended and realistic […]
Happy New Year… may next year be as good or better than than the last. One thing that would make that possible is if the president rejects a deal that is worse than doing nothing. I know, 11th dimensional chess, he’s smarter than I am, etc… But the current deal being discussed sucks eggs. There […]