Tuesday, 04 December 2012 23:41

Paul Krugman: Republicans To Throw 'One Long Tantrum'

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If you thought that political gridlock would end with the presidential election, think again.

The next couple of years "seem likely to be one long Republican tantrum," Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, wrote on his New York Times blog on Sunday. "This is going to be nightmarish."

Krugman referred specifically to House Speaker John Boehner's remarks to Fox News Sunday that "Congress is never going to give up this power" of forcing budget cuts every time the government needs to raise the debt ceiling.

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