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This is getting serious

Arthur Laffer on CNN:

If you like the Post Office and the Department of Motor Vehicles and you think they're run well, just wait till you see Medicare, Medicaid and health care done by the government.

We've moved beyond 'confused old people at rallies' and we're now looking at right wing economists on television. Are people really this confused or is this a coordinated effort to mislead?

Update: This is interesting. Don't know how accurate it is. But if it's true, i bet it's still effective with certain segments of the population, despite being "obsolete".

Let's be frank. From about the 1960's to the 1980's, the Post Office and other government agencies had a "disproportionate" number of blacks. That's due to a number of factors, the primary one being that the federal government was quicker to hire blacks than private enterprise. For a long time "the Post Office" and "the DMV" was code for such staffing.

But that's changed over the years as a visit to both places will attest. Laffer is dating himself, using an obsolete slur.

By fnord12 | August 4, 2009, 2:34 PM | Liberal Outrage


Its coordinated. Check this post from Daily Ko's. It was on Olbermann last night as well.


I know the Tea Baggers disrupting townhall meetings is coordinated, and as usual the democrats were completely unprepared for them. But this whole "don't let the government run Medicare" thing is just bizarre. People don't even know what they're protesting.

"People don't even know what they're protesting."

actually, that's not all that bizarre.

We'll have change to our old mock-chant, "We demand everything we're entitled to that we're not getting!" to "We'd rather have nothing than receive services that might also benefit brown people!"