I just heard John “Boner” Boehner gassing about tax cuts on Marconi’s Magic Box in a story about the economy.
Among other things, he said that “government cannot fix this problem.”
Why the hell not?
Government–most specifically Republican government–created it.
Krugman dissects the lies. A nugget:
Here’s how to think about this argument: it implies that we should shut down the air traffic control system. After all, that system is paid for with fees on air tickets — and surely it would be better to let the flying public keep its money rather than hand it over to government bureaucrats. If that would mean lots of midair collisions, hey, stuff happens.