As James Hohmann writes for Politico, any comparisons between Republican Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign and the successful 1980 presidential campaign of Ronald Reagan may appear to be apt superficially, but might not stand up under closer scrutiny. A handsome former governor faced a vulnerable incumbent, a weak economy and a crisis in the Middle [...]
Here’s Ronald Reagan, the “patron saint” of today’s conservative movement, sharing his thoughts on the importance of labor unions and collective bargaining in free societies.
The Young Guns (Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor & Kevin McCarthy) have been telling anyone who will listen the regulations is choking the private sector like like Justice David Prosser chokes a woman*(he was mad so it was justified). Unfortunately for the ‘Young guns” Bruce bartlett, ex Ronald Reagan and George H W Bush economist was [...]
And does a very thorough job of it. Now at least we have Herman Cain!
Holy mackerel! Bruce Bartlett, economic advisor to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush makes a surprisingly strong case for Keynesian fiscal stimulus. He also says that, between Obama and Congress, it’s never going to happen. He dismisses the idiocy of regulation as causing the lack of aggregate demand.
“We should be borrowing like mad.”
That’s what Rick Santorum, the dismal failure, says. From Politico:
In a statement to POLITICO, Santorum accused Romney of “trying to bully states” to rig the 2012 calendar for him. The Pennsylvanian called on his primary opponent to apologize.
“It’s not surprising when a campaign pushes for a leg up on the competition. But what [...]
Ronald Reagan in 1985 discussing the tax code:
H/T Think Progress.
David Duke is thinking of entering the race for the Republican nominee for President. Sure, Huffpo noticed, and The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, and The Forward. No word from the core of the mainstream media, and no word yet on how Mr. Duke will be received by either the Republican establishment, the voters, or the [...]
The topic of the week this week is should the republicans keep policy items and pork projects out of the budget. Despite their promise to do just that(it would take a month of posts to cover broken republican campaign promises), this budget is filled with policy items and pork projects.
There is one specifically [...]