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June 1, 2011

More than 150 economists back U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner’s call to match any increase in the debt limit with spending cuts of equal size, according to a letter released by the Republican leader’s office Wednesday.

Meh. They don’t have a Nobel Prize winning economist like Paul Krugman in their midst though, probably just a bunch of flunkies from no name schools who have economy degrees where they had a 2.25 GPA.

Signatories include Nobel laureate Robert Mundell of Columbia University and economists from schools like New York University and Georgetown University, as well as conservative think tanks like the American Enterprise Institute.


  1. Michael Eaton permalink
    June 1, 2011 4:08 pm

    Now, who exactly were those economists??

    46 economists from Boehner’s list signed letter calling 2003 Bush Tax Cuts ‘Fiscally Responsible.'” Turns out, they were wrong.

    One co-authored the 1999 book: “Dow 36,000: The New Strategy for Profiting From the Coming Rise in the Stock Market” Meh.

    One called Michelle Obama the result of “affirmative action coddling”. You are friggin’ kidding me, right?

    One said “In November we will kick your asses out and save this Republic from your socialistic tyranny.” No, not an unbiased observer of economies, is he?

    One said that investment banks don’t need regulation. Funny, financial collapse says otherwise.

    One doesn’t see an issue with drug companies giving gifts to doctors (while consulting the drug companies himself). Can you say “corporate crony?” Sure you can…

    One is a Republican legislator who thinks stem cell research is “human cloning”. Ah, a right to lifer. Criticizing Obama?? Say it isn’t so!!

    One called Obama a “Marxist in his heart of hearts”. Makes him an idiot.

    One isn’t an economist. (Thomas P Miller) Uh oh…

    You want to use the number 150? I can easily find 150 climate scientists who know that climate change is due to manmade efforts. You gonna change your mind on that now?

    Next time give me a tough one…

  2. June 1, 2011 7:58 pm

    Considering climate “science” is worse at predicting outcomes than economists, I’m thinking I’ll pass on that.

    I just remember that Krugman was this brilliant wunderkind who won a Nobel Prize, and therefore we should bow to his awesome Keynesian thinking, because, after all, he won a Nobel. Yet we find that perhaps there are others who don’t agree with him, perhaps those who aren’t from some conservative think tank, and I’m pretty sure you limited your attacks to those who signed on who were part of the “conservative think tanks like the American Enterprise Institute”, conveniently ignoring the Nobel laureate (who must be a retard for signing on to a document with all of the other retards you mention) who signed on… the ying to Krugman’s yang… so to speak…

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