One of Barack Obama's favorite words has sparked an unlikely kerfuffle within Democratic ranks. During the 2008 campaign, candidate Obama told a debate audience that actual revenue outcomes aren't as important as imposing "fairness" through policy. Even if raising a given tax reduces the amount of money the federal government takes in, he said, it's worth it, "for purposes of fairness." Sure enough, as president, Obama remains wedded to the same destructive mentality. He's made this subjective concept a centerpiece of his re-election campaign, touting the so-called "Buffett Rule" as the crown jewel of this egalitarian vision. But there's...
You are free to your opinion. However, you are not free to your own facts. Reagan NEVER utilzed government resources to inspire growth (Keynesian model). Instead, he pushed for reduced tax rates and cuts the federal budgets. The spending went up because he had a strong opponent in Tip O'Neal who would not raise defense spending (which is what shattered the Soviets) without some growth in the public sector. Still, the growth occurred despite the spending because Reagan was able to remove stupid government intervention in the private sector and unions in the public sector (see PATCO).
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