James Pethokoukis

Politics and policy from inside Washington

Where the U.S. economy is stranded

Aug 14, 2009 01:57 UTC

The economy is leveling off, the Fed says. I think of things this way, as if your ship sunk and you thought you were going to drown. But you struggle to shore on some island. You are happy to be alive but then realize you are stuck on an island. Kind of exactly like Castaway. But who knows what the tide will bring in.

About those healthcare protests …

Aug 14, 2009 01:38 UTC

(Lightly microblogging from the Great White North)

I think it is hilarious that the protesters get criticized for being uninformed about an uber-compliated plan that has been marketed in talking points and catch phrases. How dare they! This administration loves complicated, only-an-economist-could-love approaches.


1961: Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine…

Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-A As

From the 1961 Operation Coffee Cup Campaign against Socialized Medicine as proposed by the Democrats, then a private citizen Ronald Reagan Speaks out against socialized medicine. There is no video because this was an LP sent out by the American Medical Association.

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