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MANY OF BOEHNER’S ECONOMISTS ARE REPUBLICAN POLITICIANS

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An analysis by the Huffington Post finds a cadre of economists — described as “robo-signers for GOP economic policy” — who are repeatedly trotted out by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to sign letters of approval for Republican supply-side policies. The latest pro-GOP economist letter, which voices support for tying spending cuts to raising the debt ceiling, includes major Republican donors, partisans who have accused Michelle Obama of being a product of “affirmative action coddling,” and even a set of Republican politicians who have run for office. One pro-Boehner economist (pictured to the right) is an actual sitting Republican office-holder, state Rep. King Banaian (R-MN).