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Friday, June 4, 2010

Blithering idiot alert

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) described 290,000 new jobs as "disappointing news." He followed that with this Twitter
Jobs report underscores the need to repeal & replace #ObamaCare, & pass the spending cuts economists say we need to boost the economy.
I challenge Boehner to find one legitimate economist who believes that cutting spending will boost the economy.

This, of course, is the same man who was absolutely certain that the Clinton economic plan would be a massive failure, was completely convinced that Bush's economic policies would produce extraordinary prosperity, and just knew beyond a doubt that the recovery efforts that have produced 2.8 million jobs so far would hurt the economy.

Clinton's massive failure produced over 8 million new jobs and left a budget surplus of over $200 billion. Bush's extraordinary prosperity left was with a final year deficit of $1.3 trillion and an economy in the deepest recession since the Great Depression.

Why anyone would take this guy seriously on economic policy is a mystery to me.

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