Monday, January 7, 2013

Boehner, American Hero

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From: barry levine 
Date: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 7:59 AM
Subject: re: Boehner, American Hero

To the Editor:
   Eighty years after the American people rejected Herbert Hoover, Mr. Douthat is still advocating for his failed policies. The election of '32 was a political contest, not a scientific verdict. But it rested on a mountain of evidence that has only grown more solid in the interim. Austerity is counterproductive in a recession. To protect the paper wealth of creditors/bankers/donors, Boehner is sacrificing the futures of workers/debtors/citizens.
   Keynesian economics is a subtle matter that may never be understood by the whole electorate. But that doesn't make it any less correct than e.g. quantum physics. Mr. Douthat is entitled to his ignorance. But to pay him for such nonsense besmirches this newspapers good name.
Barry Haskell Levine

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