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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Obama's Spending Freeze "A Cheap Political Trick"

Mark Thoma on Obama surrounding himself with warmed-over Clintonites - more "change we can believe in":

We get cheap political tricks that are likely to backfire. How will this look, for example, if there’s a double dip recession, or if unemployment follows the dismal path that the administration itself has forecast?

“This seems to be a case of the former Clinton people in the administration trying to relive their glory days instead of realizing that those days are gone, the world is different now and it calls for different solutions.

“I wasn’t in favor of having so many Clinton administration people in this administration, and nothing so far has caused me to change that assessment. They’re nothing but trouble."

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