"It is easy to confuse what is with what ought to be, especially when what is has worked out in your favor."
- Tyrion Lannister

"Lannister. Baratheon. Stark. Tyrell. They're all just spokes on a wheel. This one's on top, then that's ones on top and on and on it spins, crushing those on the ground. I'm not going to stop the wheel. I'm going to break the wheel."

- Daenerys Targaryen


"The Lord of Light wants his enemies burned. The Drowned God wants them drowned. Why are all the gods such vicious cunts? Where's the God of Tits and Wine?"

- Tyrion Lannister


"The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace. They never are."

- Jorah Mormont


"These bad people are what I'm good at. Out talking them. Out thinking them."

- Tyrion Lannister


"What happened? I think fundamentals were trumped by mechanics and, to a lesser extent, by demographics."

- Michael Barone

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."
- Dorothy Parker

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Obamacare and the debt ceiling clown show

On Stephanopolous, Krugman was right to say that the ACA problems would be fixed this year and over time. The Republican talking heads were wrong - yet again - in predicting that Obamacare would be an open wound leading up to the elections.

Plouffe was right to say that the 2011 sequester budget is a Republican budget. That's the baseline.

He and Biden negotiated it. It's weird how Biden is taking blame. Is this for Hillary? More likely it's the truth.

Republicans won't admit that what is going on is extortion, that it is a new development, and that the Clean CR is a Republican budget.

Obamacare Success by Krugman

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