Paul Krugman can't stop saying those three little words


Does Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman need to find a new rhetorical flourish for his New York Times columns and stop abusing Barack Obama's long-past-trite three-word campaign slogan already?

Yes, he does. After all, we still have at least three and a half years of the Obama Administration to go.

Here's a sampling of Krugman's use of this three-word crutch:

"HELP Is on the Way" (July 6, 2009): "[L]ast week the budget office scored the full proposed legislation from the Senate committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). And the news -- which got far less play in the media than the downbeat earlier analysis -- was very, very good. Yes, we can reform health care."