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Direckshun
09-17-2008, 12:38 AM
This (http://politicalwire.com/archives/2008/09/16/economists_favor_obama.html) is a survey of a cross-section of members of the American Economic Association.

It finds:

A new poll of economists finds Sen. Barack Obama is overwhelmingly preferred over Sen. John McCain by a 66% to 28% margin.

The survey consisted of 523 economists who are both U.S. citizens and members of the American Economic Association.

I anticipate a tidal wave of people accusing the AEA of rampant liberalism.

Guru
09-17-2008, 12:44 AM
Personally, I don't think either plan is all that good but I don't think taxing the rich is really the answer. Just an opinion though.

tiptap
09-17-2008, 07:23 AM
The rich got the benefit for the last 8 years, they got to write the rules so they could raid the mortgage piggy bank and they promised they could self regulate. Well they did according to their principles of pure capitalism. But they don't get to decide on rules going forward with such a horrific outcome from their stewardship. And now to pay for their bad stewardship of the economy they have to pay a higher premium of the income to participate in the economy. And new rules of regulation will be imposed because they couldn't be responsible enough to curb their greed.

KC Jones
09-17-2008, 07:26 AM
This (http://politicalwire.com/archives/2008/09/16/economists_favor_obama.html) is a survey of a cross-section of members of the American Economic Association.

It finds:



I anticipate a tidal wave of people accusing the AEA of rampant liberalism.

It's not that they prefer Obama (although the likely do) but they believe Obama will be better for the economy than McCain. At least that's what the survery was for. They also broke down categories in order of their importance to the economy. Oddly enough the last ranked category was the one central to the GOP platform - government waste.

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/09/16/dilbert.economy/chart.jpg