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John Fund Pushes For More Austerity Measures On The News Of S&P Downgrade

You've just got to love what passes for "straight news" over at the Fox Republican propaganda channel. During one of their "breaking news" segments after the news that Standard and Poor's decided to downgrade the AAA credit rating of the Unites States, who did they bring in to do some "objective" analysis? The American Spectator and Wall Street Journal's resident hack, John Fund.

Debt, Lies And Videotape

"The chief consequence of the conservatives' unrelenting faith in the badness of government," Thomas Franks wrote three years ago in The Wrecking Crew, "is bad government." But would happen if virtually every article of that faith were wrong