Monday, July 25, 2011

Abe Lincoln Has an Opinion

According to Paul Krugman in a post to his blog at the NY Times, Abraham Lincoln has something important to add to the commentary about the "debt ceiling crisis" in the US in 2011...
Abraham Lincoln on the Debt Ceiling Crisis

Well, actually on those who claim that both sides are at fault. From his Cooper Union address:
Under all these circumstances, do you really feel yourselves justified to break up this Government unless such a court decision as yours is, shall be at once submitted to as a conclusive and final rule of political action? But you will not abide the election of a Republican president! In that supposed event, you say, you will destroy the Union; and then, you say, the great crime of having destroyed it will be upon us! That is cool. A highwayman holds a pistol to my ear, and mutters through his teeth, “Stand and deliver, or I shall kill you, and then you will be a murderer!
That nails it!

The Republicans are the modern day equivalent of highway robbers screaming "stand and deliver!". If the Democrats don't deliver, the Republicans which have maneuvered the US economy to the edge of the cliff of default with give it that final push and you will claim that the Democrats destroyed the economy! What audacity. What lies. What infamy.

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