James Pethokoukis

Politics and policy from inside Washington

Senator Supply-Side?

March 9, 2010

Former Bear Stearns economist David Malpass is considering a run for US Senate in New York. If you believe in the wonder-working power of lower taxes, economic freedom and entrepreneurship, then you would probably find his candidacy an interesting one. The Washington Consensus, of course, is that spending cannot be cut so taxes must rise dramatically. Thus, Malpass would be a contrarian voice inside the Beltway.

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Hopefully New York voters will embrace Malpass for his intelligence, as his style is pretty dry. Obama is the poster child for style over substance so maybe his political implosion will spark people to look a little deeper. It’s hard to have hope for New York voters who embraced Hillary Clinton, a carpet bagging phony.

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