The Anti-European Conservatives Will End Up Being Europeans
One of the recurrent themes of the Republican attacks against the Obama administration is that they are pseudo European socialist (while supposedly people like Mr. Romney, Mr. Gingrich and Mr. Santorum are real Americans, go figure). So one can contrast European fiscal policy in response to the Great Recession with
policy implemented by Mr. Obama and the Democrats. U. S.
pursued expansionary fiscal policy in response to the recession, the Europeans focused on reducing the deficits, and so raised taxes a little and cut spending a lot. Paul Krugman has graphed the economic growth for various European countries against government direct purchasing, and here is the result. U. S.
His purpose was to show how countries that pursued austerity have severely damaged their economies. Our purpose is to show what will happen if Republican policy of huge cuts in government spending take place. It’s a no brainer, the
will be the countries in the lower left quadrant. U. S.
An even better point is made by Mr. Krugman as he compares economic performance in Britain with that of the U. S.
has pursued the Conservative policy of focusing on the deficit by cutting spending and firing a whole bunch of government employees. Here is how that is working out. Britain
So the core Republican policy will do what? It’s a pretty clear picture, thanks to Mr. Krugman.