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Krugman on Onana throwing elders under the bus

Krugman on Obama tossing elders under the bus: "

So this looks crazy to me; it looks like a deal that makes no sense either substantively or in terms of the actual bargaining strength of the parties. And if it does happen, the disillusionment on the Democratic side would be huge. All that effort to reelect Obama, and the first thing he does is give away two years of Medicare? How’s that going to play in future attempts to get out the vote?

If anyone in the White House is seriously thinking along these lines, please stop it right now.

So why'd they float the trial balloon through Klein if they weren't serious?

I mean, I hope it's not true too, but a hope is not a plan....

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