Comments on: The Fiscal Times http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/18/the-fiscal-times/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jahoosafat http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/18/the-fiscal-times/comment-page-1/#comment-10209 Sat, 19 Dec 2009 14:41:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/18/the-fiscal-times/#comment-10209 This post is ironic, right Felix? That mission statement is ridiculously disingenuous. How many “investigative analyses of government spending programs” do you think will point to successful social welfare policies and promote their expansion? Zippo. It won’t be because those programs don’t exist. It will be because Hiatt and Peterson are ideological deficit scolds in the new Republican mold (i.e., yell and scream about the deficit unless it involves supporting Democrats who advocate a healthy mix of tax increases and spending restraint). Wake up please. Everybody.

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By: TimC http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/18/the-fiscal-times/comment-page-1/#comment-10188 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 22:30:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/18/the-fiscal-times/#comment-10188 Serious as cancer. And twice as malignant.

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By: Dollared http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/18/the-fiscal-times/comment-page-1/#comment-10186 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 21:04:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/18/the-fiscal-times/#comment-10186 Peterson is one of those conservative-think-tank-as- Glorified-Professional-Liars-Dedicated-t o-Stealing-from- all-NonRich-Americans..

Paired with the Washington Post, this is a dream team of those who would steal the social security trust fund to give to I-Bankers.

Felix, for once they snuck one by you. It makes you more human.

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By: Uncle_Billy http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/18/the-fiscal-times/comment-page-1/#comment-10181 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 18:19:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/18/the-fiscal-times/#comment-10181 Pete Peterson is in business to make money for himself, his friends, and his brood. Period. Sometimes old people get misty eyed and want to be loved and try to do genuine good for the world. I do not get this feeling from Peterson.

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By: Matthew_Saroff http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/18/the-fiscal-times/comment-page-1/#comment-10180 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 18:17:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/18/the-fiscal-times/#comment-10180 Sorry, but Pete Peterson has not been serious: He’s yet another in a long chain of rich guys who run around with their hair on fire preaching against the social safety net.

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By: akslater http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/18/the-fiscal-times/comment-page-1/#comment-10175 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 15:38:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/18/the-fiscal-times/#comment-10175 hate to disagree, but it doesn’t strike me as a good thing that the WaPo and Peterson are teaming up for this venture. it’s just going to be more deficit fear-mongering in an effort to undermine the social-safety net in this country. the fact that the WaPo, a publication that advocates lowering the minimum wage and signing free trade agreements with Colombia and Korea as the way to create jobs, and hopelessly uninformed jokes like Frank Ahrens to cover finance and the economy, does not inspire confidence that the quality of the economic analysis will be particularly high.

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