Obama could’ve prevented this

November 21, 2011 // 1 Comment

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The biggest mistake of his presidency so far was failing to adopt the recommendations of his own fiscal commission. Had he done so the Republicans would’ve probably lined up in opposition and would’ve likely been held responsible for it [...]

The National Review on 9-9-9

October 18, 2011 // 5 Comments

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His 9-9-9 plan builds on the insight that one of the chief defects of the current tax code is its bias toward consumption over savings. But his plan’s peculiarities of design, substantive weaknesses, and political naïveté render it unworthy of [...]

following up

February 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

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Obama said the stimulus bill will create or save 4 million jobs. Perhaps he misspoke, but the distinction = 4 million jobs. The bill may lack earmarks, as Obama repeatedly boasted, but that doesn’t mean it’s pork-free. There are no [...]

the bradley effect

November 6, 2008 // 3 Comments

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Obama should appoint Bill Bradley to run the treasury and forget about raising taxes. Not now, with a recession looming. Eliminate loopholes instead, as Bradley advocates. The very rich presently exploit those loopholes to pay little or no taxes. [...]

what if michael bloomberg had run?

October 7, 2008 // 2 Comments

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The New York mayor seriously considered a third-party candidacy last winter. Too bad he didn’t pursue it. Considering the current financial crisis, who do you think voters would turn to? The candidate with little experience, the one tethered [...]