Paul Krugman's Angry Screed About Stimulus Haters
All the libtards who watched Paul Krugman go cross-eyed with frustration onThis Week yesterday as he tried to explain very simple economic terms and concepts to Sam Donaldson and Carly Fiorina may get a kick out of his column this morning. Clearly Paul just wandered off the set and in a fit of squirmy, nerdish pique typed out this thing declaring that anyone who says dumb things about the stimulus package is a lying fraud.
Conservatives really, really don’t want to see a second New Deal, and they certainly don’t want to see government activism vindicated. So they are reaching for any stick they can find with which to beat proposals for increased government spending.
Then he runs through a bunch of crap, blah blah blah, and then:
These are only some of the fundamentally fraudulent antistimulus arguments out there. Basically, conservatives are throwing any objection they can think of against the Obama plan, hoping that something will stick.
Jesus, is anybody even editing these people's columns at the NYT anymore? The lazy repetition of stick/stick, the same exact point made at beginning and end? Paul Krugman is as sloppy as a common BLOGGER. Anyway, the best part of his column is the airplane metaphor.
[W]rite off anyone who asserts that it’s always better to cut taxes than to increase government spending because taxpayers, not bureaucrats, are the best judges of how to spend their money.
Here’s how to think about this argument: it implies that we should shut down the air traffic control system. After all, that system is paid for with fees on air tickets — and surely it would be better to let the flying public keep its money rather than hand it over to government bureaucrats. If that would mean lots of midair collisions, hey, stuff happens.
Conclusion: Paul Krugman hates the living shit out of thankless Carly Fiorina, who should have perished in a plane crash years ago. What the hell is she doing on George Stephanopoulous's show, anyway? Was failing at running a company and running John McCain's campaign insufficiently humiliating?
Bad Faith Economics [New York Times]