A Word on Presidential Rhetoric

President Obama has been using the phrase “the tired policies of the past” quite a bit to refer to supply-side conservative economic ideas.  He should be careful.  These words sound like words that could have been uttered by Reagan in 1980 or by Newt Gingrich in 1994.

The tired policies of the past are precisely the kind of ideas with which Obama is going to try to saddle us;  statist ideas whose implementation will still be impeding the growth of our economy when my children’s children’s children start to vote or the great American experiment has finally come to an end, crushed by the burden’s of promises blithely made and obligations flippantly incurred in the distant past, our near future.

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