Latest True Fact-checks on Paul Krugman Paul Krugman stated on July 5, 2015 in an interview on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos": "Greece is not a big economy. It's about the size of metropolitan Miami." Paul Krugman stated on May 28, 2012 in a column in The New York Times: Says "there have been some job gains in the McMansion State since Mr. Christie took office, but they have lagged gains both in the nation as a whole and in New York and Connecticut, the obvious points of comparison." Paul Krugman stated on August 15, 2011 in a column in the "New York Times": "One in four Texans lacks health insurance, the highest proportion in the nation." Paul Krugman stated on July 11, 2011 in a "New York Times" column: "There are actually half a million fewer government employees now than there were when (President Barack) Obama took office." Paul Krugman stated on June 9, 2011 in a New York Times column: "The average unemployed American has been out of work for almost 40 weeks." Paul Krugman stated on April 18, 2011 in a newspaper column: "Large majorities" of the public "oppose major changes to Medicare" and favor higher taxes on the wealthy. Paul Krugman stated on February 28, 2011 in an op-ed column.: Says taxes paid by the poorest residents of Texas are above the national average. Paul Krugman stated on January 6, 2011 in an op-ed column: Texas leads "the nation in the percentage of residents without health insurance."