Harwood saved his most audacious line for near the end. After years of NYT caricatures of Reagan as a heartless budget cutter, Harwood suggested Reagan and George W. Bush were to blame for..."runaway spending.
Perhaps most important, the principal early line of attack Republicans have offered against Mr. Obama, that he is a profligate spender who will run up massive deficits, is also the area where the Reagan Revolution looks most vulnerable today, as critics on the right have pointed out. "The federal payroll was larger in 1989 than it had been in 1981," Richard Gamble wrote last month in American Conservative magazine. "Reagan's tax cuts, whatever their merits as short-term fiscal policy, left large and growing budget deficits when combined with increased spending, and added to the national debt."
Last edited by Texas Terrier; 07-06-2009 at 11:16 AM.
Republicans can't attack Obama for spending, Bush spent for years for no reason, Obama is trying to fix a ruined nation.
And ...Bush cancelled Paygo ....Obama restored paygo
You tell me who is trying to controll spending ? ...Bush cancelled Paygo when he was handed the largest surplus in history ...Obama retored Paygo when handed the largest deficit in history.
It's called a representative democracy. As much as you wish we had a dictator right now, we don't and never have. Congress writes the laws, President siigns them. Reagan begged for Line Item Veto the whole eight years he was President, but Congress wouldn't allow it. Without line item veto you either shut down the whole country or pass the pork-laden crap that Congress writes. You wouldn't remember this because you weren't even the mess between your mothers legs yet.
There is no Obumble "tax cut".
All they did is change the Federal Withholding. Your paycheck gets enough extra to buy a pack of Obumble taxed cigarettes.
You're just going to owe more next April.
Time to stop drinking the Kook-aide and come back to reality.Harwood the DOPE!
June 16, 2009 - 17:28 ET by blazermaniac
He doesn't actually think that anyone would buy his nonsense. Harwood must have forgotton the biggest spender in US Presidential history. You know, the talker that is ruining the country now!
Sign the bill or shut the country down ? ...implying no prez has ever sent a bill back without shutting the country down.
Reagan signed tax INCREASES every single year he was in office(except for the first year) ...these tax increases were not veto proof, he didn't have to sign them....but he did. in fact he requested these increases.
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