Gov. Blunt Compares Obama to Herbert Hoover

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Jun 09, 2008 11:33 AM
The McCan campaign has been organizing blogger calls around Barack Obama's schedule. 

Today, Obama is campaigning in Missouri, so bloggers were treated to Governor Matt Blunt.  Here's the money quote from today's call:

"Now is not the time to adopt the policies of Herbert Hoover -- of protectionism and higher taxes ..."
A lot of people don't realize that Hoover raised taxes (more than doubling tax rates on the wealthy) -- and signed the Smoot-Hawley act (a tarriff), which, of course, only hurt the already suffering economy.

Blunt also described Obama's economic plan as, "... change we cannot afford."