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Obama's No-Growth State of the Union

JRM57 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 12:05 PM
My cousin lives in Denmark. They have NO minimum wage yet their economy is much better than ours... It makes you think, doesn't it? I think minimum wage should be abolished. I didn't have that when I was a kid yet I was able to get a job and paid a decent wage. Minimum wage treats employers as tho they're criminals and users, hiring at the lowest wage they can. That's far from the truth. Competition between employers will assure a decent wage if they want to hire the best people.... We don't need government interference and we surely don't need government intrusion in every part of our lives.

By far the best line from this week's dueling State of the Union messages came from Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Nice and simple, and right to the point:

"Presidents in both parties -- from John F. Kennedy to Ronald Reagan -- have known that our free-enterprise economy is the source of our middle-class prosperity."

That's a brilliant summary of pro-growth policies, on the supply-side and in a free-market context.

Kennedy slashed tax rates and held down the budget. So did Ronald Reagan, who borrowed Kennedy's ideas: smaller government, lower tax-rate incentives and a thriving middle class, where the economic pie grows ever larger....