Paul Krugman writes in the NY Times that conservatives are not following through on their statements that government programs must be cut. He lays the blame for the deficit on Bush tax cuts and the wars, exonerating Obama from any responsibility. He claims that no actual ideas are coming from the conservatives, discounting all of the suggestions, both from lawmakers and conservative thinkers outside, which are not mainstream enough for the consensus to accept but might hold real merit. How sad it is that a Nobel winning economist has devolved from evaluating ideas which affect people’s lives to simply finding ways to deface a group of people he disagrees with.