Paul Krugman: GOP Plan Only Sounds Serious Because It Hurts Vulnerable People

This one just in from HuffPo:

Krugman explained that Obamacare has done more to bring down entitlement costs than anything Republicans have proposed. “In Washington, that is considered not serious because hes not actually taking benefits away from people who need them. Its a really weird thing. Its only considered serious if you inflict pain on vulnerable people,” he said, referring to the recent GOP proposal to raise the Medicare eligibility age.

I’ve posted the full 8-minute interview from PBS’ website, but click on the Huffpo link for the 30-second clip in which Krugman very succinctly opens and shuts the case.

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