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Everyone else, you're on your own
Post, that once well written, articulate voice of reason in the nation’s capital continues its journey to become the voice of the radical right wing. As part of that journey its turns over its editorial pages to Eric Cantor, (R, Va) the House Majority Leader. Mr. Cantor’s topic, economic growth. Washington
Mr. Cantor starts with an eminently reasonable proposition
we should go all-in on ways to invigorate growth. The Congressional Budget Office has found that for every one-tenth of 1 percent of additional economic growth, the budget deficit is narrowed by nearly $300 billion. Economic growth will help reduce the deficit and get people back to work.
But then goes on to repeat, ad nauseum, the old, tired, incorrect talking points of the failed Conservative agenda
In fact, the Obama administration’s anti-business, hyper-regulatory, pro-tax agenda has fueled economic uncertainty and sent the message from the administration that “we want to make it harder to create jobs.”. . .
|Mr. Cantor's World|
Where Tax Cuts Provide Brains, a Heart and Courage
Ignoring the fact that the President was the one who put cuts in both Social Security and Medicare on the table.
So one leaves this diatribe wondering whether or not Republicans have any constructive ideas on fixing the economy, but thinking that if they did, they probably wouldn’t propose them anyway. If the economy recovers Mr. Obama and the Democrats might get some of the credit, and that price is just too high for Republicans to pay for a better economy.