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Obama's No-Growth State of the Union

Ken6565 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 1:09 PM
Last year, conservatives who refused to vote for Romney because he had governed Massachusetts as a moderate or because he was a Mormon re-elected Obama. Obama's vote total was down seven million from 2008, and if Romney's vote had been up even three and a half million--half of those who dropped off from Obama--he'd have won. Are conservatives going to refuse to vote for Rubio in 2016 because he's the son of Cuban immigrants, and thereby elect another Democrat?

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....