In his op ed for the NY Times, Mr. Krugman claims that wanting to abolish the Federal Reserve, the Dept. of Education, and the EPA are radical ideas that are part of "Republican extremism". I challenge Mr. Krugman to show me where in the Constitution it mandates or even suggests any of these govt entities.
Mr. Krugman may think that they are important and disagree with the calls to abolish them (as I do with the Federal Reserve), but to say that they are extreme ideas is ridiculous and only distracts us from the necessary debate we should be having about frivolous govt programs. Once again Mr. Krugman shows himself to be a partisan first and foremost.