June 12, 2012
I speak of course of the Republicans as well as the Democrats who together form The Party of Government. Baby Bush (a.k.a. “Jeb,” brother of “Dub-Yuh,” endorser of Willard) whines and cries that there are elements of the Republican Party today who believe they are taxed enough already and oppose further tax increases. He cannot stand the fact that there are people who question the notion that prosperity is created by taking money from hard-working taxpayers and giving it to government bureaucrats to spend (That’s called “Keynesian economics” to those readers who have not studied economics). He gratuitously praises his father for reneging on his “Read My Lips, No New Taxes” promise (which caused him to lose the election to Bill Clinton), and his brother Dub-Yuh for raising taxes, expanding the welfare state, and becoming an even bigger domestic spender than Lyndon Johnson was.
Such talk is bound to get “Jeb” what he wants — coverage in the New York Times and Washington Post calling him a “statesman.” He may even get a favorable mention by Paul Krugman, which would surely send a chill up his leg.