When the Republicans burned down the economy under the rule of George W. Bush, most of us thought that they would take their failed economic plans back to the drawing board — After all, this was hardly the first time that the supply-side crowd had devastated our economy. But instead of re-thinking their plan that most Americans knew was a disaster, they decided to double down on those talking points, and actually managed to use those same ideas to win in 2010. Mike Papantonio talks about how the Republicans burned down our economy, and whether they’ll re-hash the same plans with Mitt Romney, with Thomas Frank, author of “Pity The Billionaire.”

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced