Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman slammed the proposals in the New York Times, arguing that "even in a cynical age accustomed to political duplicity, the budgets merit our vociferous outrage." Referring to trillions in unspecified budget cuts and revenue enhancements that will never materialize, he concludes “What you're left with is huge transfers of income from the poor and the working class, who would see severe benefit cuts, to the rich, who would see big tax cuts. And the simplest way to understand these budgets is surely to suppose that they are intended to do what they would, in fact, actually do: make the rich richer and ordinary families poorer.”
“We’re looking at an enormous, destructive con job,” says Krugman, “and you should be very, very angry.” As well as skeptical of recent GOP rhetoric on income inequality and concern for the poor. If you wish to express your feelings to your representatives, you can do so through Network.