Saturday, 1/14/12, Public Square

Notice the second chart begins with "The Gipper," and shows the effects of 'trickle down' economics.


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9 responses to “Saturday, 1/14/12, Public Square

  1. This is Reagan’s voodoo economics of trickle-down and what it can do to a country.

    But never fear, the defenders of that voodoo economics all dress up in the Uncle Sam costumes, sing about being a Yankee Doodle Dandy, waving the American Flag and thumping their narrow-version of the Bible.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    • The cartoon below asks the exact same question. What could possibly go wrong?

      If you listen closely to all the republicans you hear the same as you heard from their candidates for the last decades — reduce taxes on the wealthy, wage war, cut everything that benefits those who aren’t wealthy.

      What could possibly go wrong?

  2. This piece is written by conservative Eli Lehrer who is Vice President of the Heartland Institute, a national free-market think tank with an office in Du Pont Circle. Prior to taking on his job at Heartland, he worked as a reporter at the Washington Times, a senior editor of the American Enterprise Institute’s magazine, a fellow for the Heritage Foundation and speechwriter to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. His work has appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers including The Weekly Standard, National Review, USA Today, Miami Herald, and Washington Post, and he has written or edited three books. He has lived in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for 12 years and currently resides in Herndon, Virginia with his wife and son. In addition to his work, he enjoys running, visiting museums, and riding the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney World.

    Coming from a conservative I found this interesting and I think it makes some good points. Like all presidents, there was some good and some bad in his administration. Reagan wasn’t a saint, nor should he be demonized.

    Learning the Wrong Lessons from Ronald Reagan

  3. Reagan had the uncanny ability to make people feel good and optimstic -even when all Hell was about to break loose.

    Never mind the fact alot of Reagan’s own policies was going to hasten that Hell on it course towards our front door – but, by golly, Reagan made you feel optimistic anyway.

    I just figured it was Reagan’s acting ability that helped him to schmooze the Americans.

    But I remember my grandmother saying – I didn’t like Reagan when was a player (actor) and I don’t like him as my president.

    My grandmother NEVER talked politics. To even hear say that remark about Reagan told me that she really did not like the guy.

  4. Why do Kansas Republicans insist on doing this type of stuff? I swear, just grow up. This is something a junior high Mean Girls Club would find humorous.

    IIRC – this same guy sent an email around to his Mean Girls Club members about Michele Obama – and calling her YoMama.

    I guess there are no problems in Kansas to keep this guy busy trying to fix and this is why he has time to send around these stupid emails?

    One does have to question WHY this guy and his fellow Republicans even think this is funny or clever. I just don’t get it.

  5. This should make the South Carolina primary interesting this week. Alot of money might be going Santorum’s way in the concerted effort to stop Romney.

    More power to them – the longer the GOP primary goes on, the more stuff will come out about all these candidates and that is good for the Democrats.

    Just sit back and pass the popcorn. But this 2012 election is an important one and everyone needs to get out to vote – don’t take anything for granted.

    I am offended by Tony Perkins saying that they need to get America back to being great again.

    I remember the way we were BEFORE these Evangelical Christian Republians took over the Grand Old Party – it was pretty damn great.

    I DON’T know what Perkins is referring to – unless he and his fellow Rabid Religious Rightees don’t like the first black president?

    • Evidently it is not just the first black president these folks don’t like – it is the possibility of a Mormon president – although Perkins did mention that Romney’s Mormonism never came up. Yeah, right ….everybody knows he is a Mormon so why bring it up?