"The other side believes that people have a right to keep what they earn, and that taxing them to support others, no matter how needy, amounts to theft. That's what lies behind the modern right's fondness for violent rhetoric."
To what then would Krugman attribute the modern left's fondness for similar hysterics?
Pelosi calls GOP plan 'War on Women'
Dem: Shutdown equivalent of bombing innocent civilians
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee: "Maybe we can just imagine the tragic scenes of Hurricane Katrina, when nursing home residents were pouring out of nursing homes in the wake of the disaster...Well let me tell you, we've got Hurricane Ryan, and there's a disaster coming."
I do agree with Rep. Jackson-Lee on one thing: there is a disaster coming, but it's not a disaster of Ryan's making.