I am not ‘prickly’: I’m aggressive and annoying. But that’s by design, and I only do it when the situation calls for it.
People like me have been saying for five years, ‘don’t worry about these deficit things for the time being; they’re a nonissue.’ Other people have been saying, ‘imminent crisis, imminent crisis!’ How many times do they have to be wrong and do people like me have to be right before people start to believe this?
So the Supreme Court — defying many expectations — upheld the Affordable Care Act, a k a Obamacare. There will, no doubt, be many headlines declaring this a big victory for President Obama, which it is. But the real winners are ordinary Americans — people like you.
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves is not a big fan of Paul Krugman.
Or even the lightest of criticisms combined with undeniable facts, I guess. The post that set him off is here and — despite what Ilves says in his fairly unhinged Twitter tirade — the word “wasteland” doesn’t come up.
Still, with popular sentiment turning harshly against them, I suppose European austerians are a little spooky these days.