I helped create the GOP tax myth. Trump is wrong: Tax cuts don’t equal growth. : Four decades ago, while working for Rep. Jack Kemp (R-N.Y.), I had a hand in creating the Republican tax myth. Of course, it didn’t seem like a myth at that time — taxes were rising rapidly because of inflation and bracket creep, the top tax rate was 70 percent and the economy seemed trapped in stagflation with no way out. Tax cuts, at that time, were an appropriate remedy for the economy’s ills. By the time Ronald Reagan was president, Republican tax gospel went something like this:

Our Constitution Wasn’t Built for This : Exactly 230 years ago, on Sept. 17, 1787, a group of men in Philadelphia concluded a summer of sophisticated, impassioned debates about the fate of their fledgling nation. The document that emerged, our Constitution, is often thought of as part of an aristocratic counterrevolution that stands in contrast to the democratic revolution of 1776. But our Constitution has at least one radical feature: It isn’t designed for a society with economic inequality.

Gov. Scott Walker wields budget veto pen to get opposite of what Wisconsin lawmakers wanted : Gov. Scott Walker showed this week the vast power of his veto pen, using it to delete sections of the budget and in some cases to enact the opposite of what legislators wanted.

2 Responses to What We Are Reading: 09/29/2017

  1. Duane12 says:

    Regarding Walker’s budget veto, past and present, it’s time this dropout and his bad math be replaced by a qualified candidate.

    My vote goes for Kathlean Vinehout.

    • onevote says:

      It’s time for the DPW to get going, and from my mind so far, think Sen. Vinehout best puts forward a real view to advance Wisconsin in our future.

      Thanks, Duane, you’re right, and wish others like John Casper, nonquixote, and WaukeshaBlue would have an opinion. It’s all about communication, so let’s do that.

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