Comment: Krugman on Ron Paul (Dec. 2011)

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Krugman on Ron Paul (Dec. 2011)

For those who may not be familiar with Krugman's gutter-level
style of attack, here's a sample...

Some typical Krugman - attacking Ron Paul and Austrian
School - for not believing that fiat/vapor money is just the Greatest
Thing Ever:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/opinion/gop-monetary-madne...

Paul supporters were more than holding their own, though -
among the many:

T. PaineRochester, ny

Ron Paul looks at existing economics not in abstract models - as do professional economists - but how it promotes or detracts from individual liberty. Deficit spending and printing money - current Democratic and Republican solutions - has been - and continues to be - used as political tools to take liberty and property from the many and give to the few.

James Madison once wrote that concentrated power is the very definition of tyranny. Ron Paul seeks in his economic thinking to limit that power flow and even reverse it. Even Keynes believed that allowing the few to own everything is the very death knell of capitalism.

While one may argue against Ron Paul's platform, he seems to be the only individual in either party who seeks to protect our inalienable rights to life, liberty and property.
Dec. 17, 2011 at 3:58 a.m.

(is that the DP's Tommy Paine, perhaps?)

and:

Chris OBay Area

Everything is so refined. Everything is so fake. Ron Paul is not. It is so refreshing, especially to hear him make these strong anti-war, so-called Blame America First statements at Republican debates. Michael Moore or Glenn Greenwald would not say it better. And he gets applause! It is quite amazing he has been elected as a Republican from Texas time and time again, despite holding basically extreme views on foreign policy and monetary/domestic policy. (Of course to me, those "extreme" foreign policy views seem quite accurate.)

Ron Paul is truly conservative. He is quaint. He is from another time, like the 19th Century. And so even though that is crazy in many ways, its authenticity has great appeal considering the shallowness, and fake-ness that dominate modern life.
Dec. 16, 2011 at 10:00 p.m

and:

Houston surgeonHouston, TX

If you are against the bailouts and believe that they are designed to support the obscenely wealthy in NYC, the Hamptons, & Washington, DC, there is only one candidate to vote for. The massive expansion of the money supply is designed to bailout and rescue the Republicans and Democrats in the financial industry whose misguided policies over the past 25 years have devastated the middle class. Mr Krugman can obsfucate all he wants, but cannot explain why trillions of dollars went to subsidize the salaries of these NY bankers. Why aren't these bankers in jail? Where are the regulations to prevent this in the future? There aren't even any plans for regulations that seem to have a remote chance of being instituted. Are we supposed to just vote for more of the same?

If you are against the endless wars promoted by the military-industrial complex, Bush, and Obama, there is only one candidate to vote for. The war against Iran is next. Enough already.

Unless Ron Paul wins the Republican nomination, there will be no real choice in 2012. Both the Republican and Democratic candidate will support bailouts and continued foreign "interventions" (we don't call them wars anymore). Romney and Obama even have exactly the same plans for health care.

Ron Paul may not be perfect but at least he represents a real opportunity to move away from the disastrous policies of the last 25 years.
Dec. 16, 2011 at 9:40 p.m