This morning Paul Kurgman was saying that Conservatives Are Such Jokers:
Today’s leading conservatives are Reagan’s heirs. If you’re poor, if you don’t have health insurance, if you’re sick — well, they don’t think it’s a serious issue. In fact, they think it’s funny.
I don’t know what conservatives Krugman may be talking to, or if he’s even talked to any. Maybe he should come to Washington for the afternoon.
Yesterday seven Congressmen addressed a rally in Congress: All of them are urging earmark reform through the Discharge Petition. The petition would make each earmark’s sponsor publicly defend each earmark. Here’s a video:
The rally was by the attendees of the Defending the American Dream conference in Washington DC, and the focus is on
policies that are threatening to destroy the American Dream – higher taxes, more spending, burdensome regulation, and endless red-tape.
There were 200 hundred people attending the rally in the hot afternoon sun.
Defending the Dream is posting more videos.
Kurgman believes that
What’s happening, presumably, is that modern movement conservatism attracts a certain personality type. If you identify with the downtrodden, even a little, you don’t belong. If you think ridicule is an appropriate response to other peoples’ woes, you fit right in.
Krugman ridicules the very people who are meeting in DC trying to bring about real prosperity and continuing growth to our country, people of every race, economic status, educational background. People on wheel chairs. Blind people. Single parents of young children struggling to make ends meet, and empty-nesters with vacation homes. People whose properties have been taken away by the government trough the abuse of eminent domain.
Krugman doesn’t know what the real world looks like.