19 October 2005
There's that question again
A rhetorical inquiry from The Subjective Scribe:
Republicanomics has "rescued" our economy from the perilous times of the Clinton years with its prosperity and record growth. To borrow from that great Republican icon Ronald Reagan, "ask yourself this question: are you better off now than you were five years ago?"
Well, yes, I am, though I'm more inclined to credit me than the GOP for my improved position. The tax cuts did help somewhat, although I rather suspect that they won't outlast the current government spending spree.
The AP article quoted by Scribe, though, doesn't support his premise unless, of course, he's prepared to argue that George W. Bush actually caused all those hurricanes and stuff, and that the US, as a net importer of petroleum, is in a position to dictate the world price. (Which is not to say that Bush hasn't screwed up; it's that these aren't the specific things he screwed up.)
And I've answered this question before, most recently here.Posted at 8:03 AM to Political Science Fiction