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Economist Christina Romer serves up dismal news at her farewell luncheon

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Keep in mind folks, this is coming from liberal columnist Dana Milbank


Economist Christina Romer serves up dismal news at her farewell luncheon
By Dana Milbank
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lunch at the National Press Club on Wednesday caused some serious indigestion.

It wasn't the food; it was the entertainment. Christina Romer, chairman of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, was giving what was billed as her "valedictory" before she returns to teach at Berkeley, and she used the swan song to establish four points, each more unnerving than the last:

She had no idea how bad the economic collapse would be. She still doesn't understand exactly why it was so bad. The response to the collapse was inadequate. And she doesn't have much of an idea about how to fix things.

What she did have was a binder full of scary descriptions and warnings, offered with a perma-smile and singsong delivery: "Terrible recession. . . . Incredibly searing. . . . Dramatically below trend. . . . Suffering terribly. . . . Risk of making high unemployment permanent. . . . Economic nightmare."

Anybody want dessert?
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Does anyone really believe that Obama will see the light and change course economically? I for one don't. Ideology rules this administration.

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But she was the president's top economist during a time when the administration consistently underestimated the depth of the economy's troubles - miscalculations that have caused Americans to lose faith in the president and the Democrats.
Is this consistent with the ideology of a government for the sake of government attempting to take over the private economy? Wouldnt they OVERSESTIMATE the recession?
WHat kind of ideology are you talking about?
 

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