Friday, March 04, 2005

Speaking of Balls 

Unsurprisingly, Krugman takes on Greenspan, and with that wonderful clarity and passion that has become Krugman's standard, (I've never understood how anyone who is literate could ever call his columns "shrill") he exposes the man's withered balls, heart, mind, and conscience.
Four years ago, Alan Greenspan urged Congress to cut taxes, asserting that the federal government was in imminent danger of paying off too much debt.

On Wednesday the Fed chairman warned Congress of the opposite fiscal danger: he asserted that there would be large budget deficits for the foreseeable future, leading to an unsustainable rise in federal debt. But he counseled against reversing the tax cuts, calling instead for cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Does anyone still take Mr. Greenspan's pose as a nonpartisan font of wisdom seriously?
There it is, most everything you need to know in three paragraphs.

Somewhat more surprising, but increasingly less so as we are once again taught a lesson we should stop forgetting but probably won't, the size of a man's balls have nothing to do with the softness of his voice, or the mildness of his demeanor, Harry Reid also takes on Greenspan, with similar results.
Reid ripped Greenspan during an interview on CNN's "Inside Politics." He said the Fed chairman has given President Bush a pass on deficits that have built up in the past four years and should be challenging Republicans on their fiscal policies, rather than promoting Bush's plan to introduce personal accounts into Social Security.

Not bad, eh? Let Harry and your own Senators and Representatives know that, please Sir, we'd like some more. Here's a website that makes doing that easy; bookmark it if you haven't already.

Go read the rest of both and become energized. There's a lot of work to be done.

(If I sound like I'm trying to sound ballsy, I am, so please don't take offense, just sort of...uh...roll with it?)

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