Anyways, I came across two posts by Krugman, yesterday and today, in which he breaks down the sheer hypocrisy of it all:
So there you have it folks, the Republican presidential candidates, for all of their hemming and hawing about the debt, have no credible way of reducing it. So, in addition to having no plan for health care reform besides "repeal Obamacare," they also have no plan for reducing the debt? Color me unimpressed."I use the intermediate-cost estimate from CRFB (pdf) for the four Republican plans, and for consistency, I use CRFB’s own estimate (pdf) for Obama. And here’s what we get:So it remains true that all of the proposals, except maybe Ron Paul’s (which contains huge and probably impossible spending cuts) would lead to higher deficits than Obama, based on a common assessment."