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Democrats in a jam as economy slows

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Democrats in a jam as economy slows - Jake Sherman and Jonathan Allen and Abby Phillip - POLITICO.com

Quote(President Barack Obama and the Democrats head into the summer campaign season with the economy slowing, unemployment flirting with double-digits — and few options for a quick fix.)

IMO (albeit an uneducated one) I would suggest that there is actually one action that might turn the opinion polls around to be somewhat slightly receptive of Obama, he, Obama could reduce Government size?
But I guess to suggest such to a Democrat would be anathema!
 

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Democrats in a jam as economy slows - Jake Sherman and Jonathan Allen and Abby Phillip - POLITICO.com

Quote(President Barack Obama and the Democrats head into the summer campaign season with the economy slowing, unemployment flirting with double-digits — and few options for a quick fix.)

IMO (albeit an uneducated one) I would suggest that there is actually one action that might turn the opinion polls around to be somewhat slightly receptive of Obama, he, Obama could reduce Government size?
But I guess to suggest such to a Democrat would be anathema!
Yeah, because the answer to reduce taxes on the wealthy so corporations can hire more cheap foreign workers. That'll really pick up our economy.
 

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Yeah, because the answer to reduce taxes on the wealthy so corporations can hire more cheap foreign workers. That'll really pick up our economy.
And this shows why Democrats/Liberals can never figure out the economy.
 

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So why cant republicans figure out the economy?
Because regardless of how they style themselves they are basically Democrats.
Example: Rick Perry Governor of Texas, originally joined the Democratic party, when he saw which way the wind was blowing, he switched to being 'at least publicly' a Republican.
But still supports Democratic ideas.
 

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And this shows why Democrats/Liberals can never figure out the economy.
Obama should follow the Reagan model. Large spending and tax cuts.


Oh wait...
 

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sadly we are on the left side of the income tax laffer curve (though we are about to shift over the border on the capital gains tax). a far better program would be tax simplification (as well as keeping the Bush Tax cuts on capital gains) combined with a competitive reduction in the corporate income tax so that we are on par (at least; if not superior) to the rest of the OECD. combined with a severe reduction in government spending and killing for sure the EPA's move to regulate CO2.
 
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