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Robinson and Barone, V

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The last installment,  discussing  whether we’re at another major inflection point in politics.

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August 8, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Recovery summer?

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J. D. Foster says it’s  a pipe dream;   I say it’s more  like a nightmare,  as  IBD does.

It would become a true night terror if Treasury was lying when it insisted  rumors of lowered Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s mortgage refinancing standards or trimmed  mortgage balances for homeowners were false.

IBD  thumps Paul Krugman for distorting history in order to justify sucking still more money out of the private economy.   Speaking of Krugman,  Joseph Lawler lays into him for this utterly partisan attack on Rep.  Paul Ryan and his Roadmap for America,  which is the ONLY plan CBO has forecast to prevent an economic collapse brought on by a debt crisis.   Perhaps that is what so alarms Krugman.

Add to that whispers of the incredible authority given to the head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau being unconstitutional,  and the rosy economic scenarios His Oneness keeps spouting,  and November is looking more and more like a very pleasant month for patriots.

Written by timeforthorns

August 8, 2010 at 8:07 am