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Recap: A table that might prevent the next financial meltdown; a chart predicting Democratic House losses in the midterm; and what if growth had been shared equally between 1979 and 2006?

Elsewhere:

1) So conservatives are now pro-Kenyan colonialism?

2) Senate Republicans clarify that either rich Americans get their tax cuts, or nobody does.

3) Carter Dougherty isn't sold on Basel.

4) I think we should modify health-care reform's 1099 law, but not by cutting public-health funding.

5) Oyster beer?

Recipe of the day: Mexican three-bean salad.

By Ezra Klein  |  September 13, 2010; 6:10 PM ET
 
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"Senate Republicans clarify that either rich Americans get their tax cuts, or nobody does."

Ezra. Dude. Like I said in my comments to your column on Democrats Win Deficits Lose....the only thing standing between us and financial catastrophe is a Senate Filibuster of the indefinite extension of the Bush Tax Cuts For The Non Wealthy. Who cares if they filibuster for all the wrong reasons? The main thing is that the debt insanity stops now.

Don't you be looking a gift horse in the mouth.

Posted by: bgmma50 | September 13, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Ezra, buddy, since you pulled the plug on the JournOlist, the quality of your posts have gone down. Come on man, conspire!

Posted by: luca_20009 | September 13, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

"So conservatives are now pro-Kenyan colonialism?"

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Yglesias on D’Souza with a bunch of quotes from some person of unknown gender named Baiskeli and Wiki.

Pretty shoddy stuff.

Posted by: bgmma50 | September 13, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Make that Klein on Ta-Nehisi Coates on Yglesias on D’Souza etc. etc. etc.

What is this, the telephone game?

Posted by: bgmma50 | September 13, 2010 11:16 PM | Report abuse

By comparison, House Republicans, who must all stand for election in November, appear more open to compromise and are wavering, as evidenced by mixed counteroffers from Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio).

Instead of allowing taxes to rise on the wealthy, Boehner would extend the current rates for two more years and cover the cost by cutting domestic agencies and the State Department by $84 billion, or 18 percent below current levels.

That’s truly a return to former President George W. Bush circa late 2007. The impacts would be felt by not only education but also foreign policy, and the appropriations cut is four times what Senate Republicans have proposed thus far, giving Obama fresh fodder on the stump.


Sounds great. Need to cut this government bloat.

Posted by: krazen1211 | September 14, 2010 12:25 AM | Report abuse

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