the results were even worse than in 1996: A majority of those who replied said the deficit has gone up, with more than 40 percent saying that it has gone up a lot. Only 12 percent answered correctly that it has gone down a lot.
if you haven’t been radicalized by recent events, you haven’t been paying attention
When it comes to fiscal policy, then, Republicans have fallen victim to their own con game.
Paul Krugman weighs in against their newest fantasy — libertarian populism — which is an effort to sugarcoat the same old pill they have been peddling for years, and somehow use that to pull the so-called “missing white voters" — downscale, rural whites from the North — to come back to the polls and vote Republican.
The people out to punish the unemployed won’t be dissuaded by rational argument; they know what they know