First They Come For TheTruth
Growing faster than than the global slow-down is the spreading belief that austerity brings prosperity. A reader of Paul Krugman's blog proclaims his membership in “the enemy camp.” EveryKrugman column brings deleterious responses of “nuts!” Paul'sdetailed and meticulous explanations, his graphs of inflation andinterest rates (low!), his country comparisons of GDP and policies,his step by step explanations of growth, jobs, and a solid future arerejected by many and dismissed under a barrage of talking points.Take John Boehner's online survey; questions 5 and 6 are: Do youagree that spending cuts – not tax hikes – are key to solving our debtcrisis? Do you support House Republicans’ goal of balancing the budget within 10 years? News flash: No GOP 10 year balanced budget plan exists!Republicans voted for tax hikes! The belief in sound bites is actuallydisbelief. Its logic fails. Then, what's its purpose?