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The Need to Explain

jamak Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 6:08 PM
Because you don't go into a store and buy apples that the government says should cost at least $10 a dozen. It's a completely arbitrary thing the government does to pander to the uninformed. If you can't support your family on the current minimum wage then maybe the government should make the minimum wage $50 an hour....see the foolishness in that?

The most successful Republican presidential candidate of the past half century-- Ronald Reagan, who was elected and reelected with landslide victories-- bore little resemblance to the moderate candidates that Republican conventional wisdom depicts as the key to victory, even though most of these moderate candidates have in fact gone down to defeat.

One of the biggest differences between Reagan and these latter-day losers was that Reagan paid great attention to explaining his policies and values. He was called "the great communicator," but much more than a gift for words was involved. The issues that defined Reagan's vision were things he...