oh dear…..

National Confidential: Mitt Romney announced a key member of his economic team whose past statements and affiliations could hurt the campaign. Gregory Mankiw, an economist who was chairman of President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisors, has previously called for a carbon tax, explaining in the New York Times that “if we want to reduce global emissions of carbon, we need a global carbon tax.”

Mankiw also caused controversy when in 2004 he described outsourcing – shipping American jobs overseas – as “probably a plus”.

As a former member of the Bush administration, Mankiw may have to explain why he should be trusted on economic issues after the former President’s record of causing massive deficits while also providing insufficient oversight in advance of the global financial crisis.

* Thank you desertflower *

7 Responses to “oh dear…..”

  1. September 8, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Oh, Mitten-poo. 😦 ………. you never learn. 🙄

  2. September 8, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Looks like it’s gonna be open season on those beasts with an alligator mouth and a hummingbird ass. 😀

  3. 4 jacquelineoboomer
    September 8, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Good morning! It’s speech day – yee-haw!

    Saw five minutes of MSNBC this morning. After seeing tape of the disrespectful Rep. Joe Walsh (or whatever his name is) who was saying he’ll boycott the speech, Marc Morial from the National Urban League called it “disgusting.” Then he went on to talk about what President Obama “should do,” and – although I’m sure Marc’s heart is in the right place – I switched the channel.

    My updated goal today: not to watch any commentary before or after the speech!

  4. 6 desertflower
    September 8, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Thank you for posting that, Chips! I was surprised when I came home for lunch today:) The other guy we get to rag on, is Romney’s economic guy, who’s the same guy Bush had….THAT worked out well! Hubbard is his name, and he’s the one that thought it would be just fine to wage 2 UNFUNDED wars…..I’ll find out more and let everyone know!

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