Commentary by Dick Young on The Only Policy Left: Growth by Daniel Henninger, The Wall Street Journal
Daniel Henninger is absolutely right that strong economic growth could lead the U.S. out of the deficit/debt hole that it finds itself in today. Republicans should do everything they can to foster that growth, without raising spending levels. The size of government surely must be reduced, but if a reduction in government is coupled with powerful economic growth the path is easier for all involved. As a nice follow-on to the Pledge to America (which only addressed about half the issues it should have), the GOP should offer a growth agenda, a detailed outline of economic growth initiatives that include free trade agreements, corporate tax cuts, and privatizations of government run corporations.
Commentary by Timothy Jones
Today the Cato Institute released its Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors: 2010, authored by Chris Edwards. The report card details a number of aspects of gubernatorial business in which governors have either made progress or not. Among the top governors were Bobby Jindal and Tim Pawlenty, two names of particular interest to the 2012 presidential election. Jindal is often spoken of as a possible candidate/vice presidential candidate, and Pawlenty has all but thrown his hat in the ring. Read through the grading to find out how your governor scored and why. You will certainly get an education on where your governor has or hasn’t been making progress for your state.
Commentary by Dick Young
Americans should be asking their congressmen and candidate to sign The Repeal Pledge. The pledge announces to citizens that candidates will, without a doubt, pursue a repeal of the radical Obamacare legislation. The pledge has been created by the Independent Women’s Voice and has been signed by dozens of candidates and congressmen already. See if your elected officials are on the list, and if not, ask them why.
Commentary by E.J. Smith on In Elizabeth Warren We Trust? by Todd Zywicki, The Wall Street Journal
You have a new czar, Elizabeth Warren Consumer Czar, working for the President in the White House . She was appointed without Congressional confirmation to head one of the most powerful agencies in Washington. This is great for anyone who has walked away from their mortgage and filed bankruptcy. She’s here to help you. So what if you had other expenses more important to take care of like your Saks bill. You probably bought your house because some mean banker forced you to, poor you. With her ideas front and center at the progressive Obama White House individual responsibility is out the door. You can be sure keys dropping in the mail box is music to Ms. Warren’s ears.