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TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Pres. Obama: Nominate Paul Krugman for Treasury Secretary

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, news, government, ethics, usa, politics )

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Krugman will protect Social Security and Medicare from benefit cuts, promote policies to create jobs, and help defeat the austerity dogma in Washington and around the world.

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Diane O (194)
Monday January 7, 2013, 2:38 am
If the taxpayers don't want cuts in social security and medicare they need to understand that the path it is on today is unsustainable. 60% of what the government pays out every month goes to these programs including $60 billion a year in fraud and abuse and the interest payment on the trillions and trillions of debt we owe. If you want to protect these social programs then we, as a country, need to cut the massive spending because that's a train wreck financially. We need people in Washington who understand basic math.

Also, the millions of Americans who can afford to pay for their private health insurance should not be made to go on medicare. That alone would help medicare costs.


Arild Gone for now (174)
Monday January 7, 2013, 4:51 am
Signed,TY Cal.

Ellen m (215)
Monday January 7, 2013, 4:51 am
Krugman brings with him not only knowledge but a plan that make repugs and Wall Street very unhappy...
and I see their devoted minion(s) are already here spreading fearmongering and "statistics" that can't hold water...or me a straight face.
This should be good Cal..glad I'm in and out early as I can see where this is going..have fun ;-)

Carol H (229)
Monday January 7, 2013, 4:55 am
signed and noted, a good choice

Past Member (0)
Monday January 7, 2013, 5:23 am

Past Member (0)
Monday January 7, 2013, 5:28 am
already done, thanks

Sheila S (50)
Monday January 7, 2013, 5:53 am
noted and signed. thnx!

Daniel Partlow (179)
Monday January 7, 2013, 6:45 am

Michela M (3964)
Monday January 7, 2013, 7:12 am

pam w (139)
Monday January 7, 2013, 7:20 am

Danny M (83)
Monday January 7, 2013, 7:25 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Cal!

Monday January 7, 2013, 11:37 am
Signed & Noted. Thanks Cal

Maggie Kearns (7)
Monday January 7, 2013, 11:50 am
N & S.Thanks Cal!

Gene J (290)
Monday January 7, 2013, 12:23 pm
GREAT idea. The one economist in the country who actually understands Keynesian principles and has a plan to bring this country out of recession. He's simply brilliant. Which probably dooms him in Washington, but it is still a great idea, signed and noted.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday January 7, 2013, 12:46 pm
Very gladly signed & noted. Much thanks, Cal.

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Monday January 7, 2013, 12:48 pm

David C (131)
Monday January 7, 2013, 12:57 pm
Don't know where Dianne gets her lies, but 60% of the US budget is military spending so I don't know how 60% of what the government pays out is to SocSec and Medicare......and talk about fraud, how much fraud do we see in the defense industry, Big Pollution (oil), etc.......


Judy C (97)
Monday January 7, 2013, 2:26 pm
Signed. thanks Cal.

Past Member (0)
Monday January 7, 2013, 2:47 pm

She gets her misinformation from fox and friends! lol

I was hoping for Robert Reich but Krugman will do fine.

Past Member (0)
Monday January 7, 2013, 2:50 pm
Diane, social security and medicare are not part of the budget. We pay into those insurance benefits and collect when we need them. You NEED to stop listening to the corporates! They make you ill informed.

Thomas P (280)
Monday January 7, 2013, 3:04 pm
Noted...thanks Cal. Paul Krugman is one of the most brilliant economists in the world. "Massive spending" has NOTHING to do with social security as properly noted by Dave C, Jason R, and others. Social Security can be easily made solvent for longer with relatively little pain by raising (or eliminating) the cap of the earnings subject to social security tax (currently at $113,700 for 2013). I agree we need those in Washington who understand basic math. Unfortunately there aren't many of those people who are Republicans. This debt ceiling crisis is a much smaller problem than fixing the economy and creating jobs, in spite of what Fox and the teabaggers say. It's funny, whenever I hear about cutting spending from Republicans, I almost never hear about cutting defense spending.

Margo R (14)
Monday January 7, 2013, 3:52 pm
noted, signed and passed on We absolutely need people like him in Washington!!

David Menard (43)
Monday January 7, 2013, 4:05 pm

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Monday January 7, 2013, 4:05 pm
Signed and noted thanks

Fran F (118)
Monday January 7, 2013, 4:26 pm
Noted and signed. Krugman would no doubt be a great Treasury Secretary.

John B (185)
Monday January 7, 2013, 6:22 pm
Thanks Cal. Krugman is brilliant and would be a great Treasury Secretary. Signed, noted and shared.

Past Member (0)
Monday January 7, 2013, 6:48 pm
"If the taxpayers don't want cuts in social security and medicare"

The people WANT them. We made that vote. We have fow 70 years! You are in the silent, fascist minority. This is a Democratic Republic, not a dictatorship.

. (1)
Monday January 7, 2013, 11:11 pm
signed & noted

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday January 7, 2013, 11:25 pm
Thanks Cal--signed and sent.

Lynn Squance (235)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:57 am
I also posted this 2 days ago and signed it then. Krugman is an excellent choice for common sense management.

Diane O --- please backup your claims with evidence from reputable, non partisan sources.

Deborah W (6)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 5:57 am
Did anyone read Krugman's own Monday post in the New York Times? HE said it would be a "bad idea" for him to be nominated ... and the job wasn't offered anyway.

Since one can no longer believe anything said or read, we'll just have to wait and see which version holds up.

End CrueltyDeb W (154)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:09 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:30 am
Deborah is right but that is why the Left does petitions. WE actually influence our reps as opposed to the right, who LET corporate do their bidding. Who let fox do their thinking. Leave us alone.

Shall we now petition the President to nominate Robert Reich?

"An administration job, no matter how senior, would actually reduce my influence, leaving me unable to say publicly what I really think and all too probably finding myself unable to make headway in internal debates," Krugman wrote.

James Maynard (84)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:12 am
Signed and noted, but not holding my breath.

Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:43 pm

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:33 pm
Let's sign this then...

. (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:13 pm
Signed and Noted.

Diane O (194)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:52 pm
Do YOUR research. You owe it to yourselves to know that 60% of our monthly outlay goes to entitlements. Our social security is a ponzi scheme. Bill Clinton took money out of social security to show a "surplus" and left IOU's in its place. It's actually worse than a ponzi scheme. People receive social security benefits who have never made a SINGLE payment into the trust. Lyndon Johnson faciilitated passing of a bill that allowed immigrants coming into our country to go immediately on the system without contributing income to the trust. These are not Americans who have been paying into this...these are "freeloaders" who are receiving what you receive without ever paying anything into it.

Do your research my fellow Americans and know the truth. If you agree that this is okay after doing your research that's fine....but educate yourselves.

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:47 pm
I am leary about endorsing anyone politically unless the choice is clear (Mitt vs. Obama). I don't know what his track record is,or his history. Good and bad.

I am not going to sign to endorse a specific politician simply because someone tells me to(Sheeple). I will research him first, then decide.

Shirley B (5)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:15 am
Signed. Cut the wasteful defense budget, not Grandma's check and medication!

Sergio Padilla (65)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:58 am
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