Just because you’ve excelled in your chosen career field doesn’t mean that you have a clue about economics.
And just because people claim that they are being self-sacrificing, doesn’t necessarily make it so.
As President Obama struggles seeks support for his tax-and-spend “jobs bill,” an intriguing chorus of supporters has emerged, intertwining fact and fiction.
What if Barack Obama had begun his presidency by enacting a permanent tax cut that further lowered income tax rates, cut the capital gains rate in half and reduced business taxes across the board?
Looking for a clear, concise, simple explanation of why it's important -- indeed, vital -- to hold the line against raising the federal debt limit unless federal spending is cut at least as much?
The Constitution surely would have limited debt forcefully if the Founding Fathers had imagined a government so powerful it could borrow trillions of dollars. That's why there's an opportunity for lawmakers to get public support for an effective new debt limit that will actually restrain Washington spending.
The most interesting current political question is not whether Barack
Obama will triangulate after his party's midterm shellacking -- he
probably won't -- but what in the world California's new/old governor,
Jerry Brown, will do in January 2011.
A liberal friend of mine sent out an email this past week urging all of the recipients to urge their Representative and Senator to push for the passage of the Dream Act when Congress reconvenes next week.
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