Jared Bernstein and Richard Kogan

10 Feb

Twelve minutes long, but worth a listen.

For those interested in the role of the federal budget in the history of America and the lives of Americans, CBPP budget analyst—really, budget historian–Richard Kogan is a national treasure. And I’ve got him here—LIVE—at OTE.

The other day I asked Richard about this right-wing talking point I keep hearing: President Obama increased the debt by X trillion and that’s a terrible burden on our kids and grandkids, who receive no benefit from any of this.

There’s so much wrong with the claim, it’s hard to know where to start. But I very much enjoyed the way Richard unpacked the question and wanted to share it with viewers. It takes a few minutes, so you get the popcorn, I’ll queue up the video.

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Posted by on February 10, 2012 in Uncategorized


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