The George Washington University College Republicans Monthly Newsletter Summer/Colonial Inauguration 2010
Welcoming Freshman and Prospective Members to our Nation’s Capitol!
Messages from members
The Best Party In Town
of your Executive Board
Arizona: Tellin’ it as it Is Elena Kagan: Woman of Mystery Reforming for Failure
In This Issue… 3
Letter from the Editor, Kaitlyn Martin
Letters from Your Executive Board 4 Welcome Prospective College Republicans and Class of 2014, Jake Wolf, Chairman 5 A Message from your Director of Membership, Eva Hansen 6 The GOP Comeback: Restoring Common Sense to Washington, Chris Oman, Director of Political Affairs
Your new 2010‐2011 Executive Board, enthusiastic, excited, and ready to begin serving you.
From L to R Eva Hansen, Brandon Neuman, Kevin Dore, Kaitlyn Martin, and Jake Wolf at Transition Dinner 2010. Conservative Perspective 7 The Best Party in Town, Sinead Casey, Director of Public Relations 8 Arizona: Tellin’ It As It Is, Ashley Colburn 9 Elena Kagan: Woman of Mystery, Alissa Orlando 10 Reforming for Failure, Michael Russo
A Letter from the Editor Director of Publications, Kaitlyn Martin
It feels like just yesterday I was in your shoes, navigating through the busyness and excitement of CI, eager but also nervous to begin my freshman year at GW. I had reservations, was GW the best place for me, would I make friends, how would I handle living on my own so far from home? Though it’s only been a year, I can now confidently address all of those reservations and proclaim that I am EXACTLY where I belong. The George Washington College Republicans are a big part of that confidence. I knew before I even stepped foot on the GW campus that I wanted to become a member of the CRs. Their reputation for being one of the best chapters in the nation was known to me before I even submitted my final application, and I knew from day one that I wanted to have a leadership role within the organization. After a very heated CR election season, I am excited to introduce myself as your new Director of Publications. My job is to keep members involved and up to date on our events through this publication, the CR Monthly. The CR Monthly is a great way to get involved, especially if you are an eager freshman like I was, by writing articles and voicing your opinion about current events, College Republican happenings, or even your own political ramblings. Another aspect of my job is to design and create all of our publications material, including our CR T Shirt, posters and flyers, brochures, and any other publications materials we may need throughout the year. I promise to put my all into my job and serving you, but if you have any comments, suggestions, or criticisms please don’t hesitate to let me know. Additionally, I feel it is important to involve freshman and new members in any way possible. If you have previous publications experience, such as editor of your high school’s newspaper or yearbook, or would just like to become more involved here at GW, I will be forming an Information Committee to help me put together the CR Monthly and other publications materials. It will be fantastic experience, a great way to get more involved, and can help you decide if pursuing an Executive Board position next year is the right choice for you. If you’re not quite ready to jump headfirst into CR commitments, that’s okay too. I encourage you to come to some of our social events, hear some of our fantastic speakers, and join in on a campaign trip or two. I guarantee you’ll meet some interesting people, engage in stimulating conversations, and have a blast in the process. Some of my best friends were people I met through the College Republicans, and some of my fondest freshman memories involve CR events or campaign trips. As you decide where exactly you fit at GW, I wish you the best of luck and encourage you to engage in the experiences offered by the GW College Republicans!
Letters from your Executive Board
Welcome Prospective College Republicans and Class of 2014! A Message from your Chairman, Jake Wolf As Chairman of the GW College Republicans, I would like to extend a warm welcome to The George Washington University and to Washington, D.C. When I came to GW freshman year, I was immediately struck by the awesomeness that is our nation’s capital. Whether it was the reverence I felt when walking the Lincoln Memorial or the camaraderie I felt protesting through the streets, Washington has had a tremendous impact on me. It is a place where your opportunities will be boundless. As a member of the College Republicans, you will have the option to campaign across the country for dedicated conservative politicians, meet and listen to prominent speakers across campus, and forge lifelong bonds with your fellow Republicans. With your help, we hope to lead a conservative revolution and defeat the agenda of the liberal Democrats and their campaign against liberty. On campus, the doctrine of liberalism is continuously forwarded with a religious fervor by zealots who place the advancement of the Democrat Party before the well‐being of the American public. This is perhaps best displayed by the notion of sustainability; the belief that all Americans must make personal fiscal sacrifices so that liberals are able to rest on their laurels knowing that they have saved the environment, a common theme across our decidedly liberal campus. While liberals may be content with their efforts, studies have shown that one of the chief aspects of sustainability— recycling—costs nearly twice as much as traditional landfill waste management and, due to the necessity of creating a unique structure to deal with recycling various commodities, releases more pollution than merely discarding most items in a landfill. Whistler2020, a sustainable energy firm, readily admits that “sustainability can sometimes cost more” than the current system of production. Why is this? Because liberals promote the façade that we are not currently paying actual prices for goods; the true price is higher due to the waste removal and cleanup associated with the production of goods. This is, of course, utterly falsifiable. As any basic economics course will tell you, and you will hopefully take one, prices of goods are determined by the costs of production—cleanup included—and by the demands of the market. The aforementioned case study of liberalism is only a microcosm of the mentality of our good friends on the other side of the aisle. While they allow accusations of environmental unsustainability to run rampant, it is liberalism itself that truly offers the unsustainable practices in all aspects of policy. Massive deficits, discouragement of individualism, oppressive regulations, and constant condemnation of wealth‐making have dampened the American resolve to create, to birth, to innovate. Recently, Bloomberg reported that the United States’ debt, which currently stands at a mammoth $13 trillion, is on target to reach “a level that exceeds the value of the nation’s annual economic output.” Clearly, liberal programs of redistributive wealth and eternal governmental services deserve the label of unsustainable. If the left took a reprieve from the demonization of industry, they may indeed realize this. We must then ask ourselves, why do liberals advance this mindless dependency on government and cessation of personal initiative? It cannot be that they simply to not understand that
5 “there is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work,” as President Calvin Coolidge so eloquently put it. No, instead we must arrive at the sad conclusion that political liberalism in its current form is not about caring for the least among us, it is not about protecting the blue collar worker, and it is not about expanding opportunity. Liberalism rather has become an instrument of control, a way for individuals to expand their own personal power and ego by creating an unbreakable reliance on government. Whereas we, as conservatives, want to empower individuals to make their own choices, modern liberals have created a scenario where individuals are cyclically impoverished by useless, burdensome, and detrimental government programs. The unfortunate conclusion is indubitable; that liberalism is a self‐serving enterprise meant exclusively for the betterment of those who espouse its debauchery from positions of power. Thankfully this makes our task unmistakably evident: to propose effective solutions to national problems, to portray them in a positive, optimistic way that demonstrates how they will benefit all our people, and to battle dangerous liberal propositions whenever and wherever they rear their boorish, Barney Frank‐esque head. Our goals are lofty: turn back the tide of liberalism on our campus and in our nation. Success is imperative; our nation’s survival depends upon it. I hope you will join us in our conservative crusade. Your first year in DC will be full of amazing opportunities on and off campus. I hope that your time with the GW College Republicans becomes an indelible memory as a component of your freshman experience. Please never hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns about the College Republicans, the conservative movement, or college life in general. Sincerely yours, Jake Wolf GW College Republicans Chairman
A Message from your Director of Membership Eva Hansen One of the greatest aspects about being a member of the GW College Republicans is being able to meet and form bonds with individuals that share similar political viewpoints, as well as share a passion for the conservative movement. One of the ways in which the GW College Republicans facilitates this is through membership events. This year, the College Republicans will host membership events ranging from educational to social. The College Republicans will host monthly barbecues and rallies focused on prevalent issues in an attempt to inspire conservative peers and educate liberal students and staff members. Additionally, the College Republicans will take advantage of the sites and museums DC has to offer by hosting monument and museum tours and trips. Other events for the 2010‐2011 school year include trips to visit wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, a trip to the gun range to practice our Second Amendment right, and the annual College Republican versus College Democrat football game. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions in regards to GW College Republican events, please contact Eva Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GOP Comeback: Restoring Common Sense to Washington A Message from Chris Oman, your Director of Political Affairs
President Obama’s first 18 months can be summed up in the words of a great American Theodore Roosevelt when he said, “A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.” For two years Barack Obama campaigned vigorously, crisscrossing the country as a transformational talking head spewing the same rhetoric of ‘hope’ and ‘change’. After eight years of President George W. Bush, Americans wanted change. After what many may call a failed Bush Presidency, though I do not, a campaign full of misleading hope and empty promises managed to secure the White House. Since there is a stark contrast between politics and public service, it is clear that Obama is an expert on one thing, and a failure on the other. When the history books are written, Barack Obama may be seen as the best politician of all time. On the campaign trail he dotted every ‘I’ and crossed every ‘T’ and as a result of his Chicago‐based political machine, he became our president. But just like Teddy Roosevelt said, the American form of politics places emphasis on style, and not substance. As a result, the best politician of all time resides in a house that was built for those that are supposed to ‘do’ rather than ‘say’. Since Barack Obama took office, his approval rating has plummeted 16 points, and with the establishment on the Tea Party, record‐breaking GOP primary voting turnout, and the ‘Big Three’ wins in Virginia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, it does not take a Karl Rove to tell you that it did not take long for Obama’s lack of substance to surface. This is the time for Republicans to step up and reclaim control and exploit the damage that Democrats have inflicted upon themselves politically. As sick as I am hearing the word ‘change’, this November conservatives everywhere need to make sure we change Washington back to a governing city of fiscal resourcefulness and common sense. In order to be successful in November, Republicans need to fight tooth and nail to ensure we get a Republican elected in as many offices as possible. While Pelosi is contemplating more ways to spend your money and the media is focusing on what brand names Sasha and Malia wear to school, Republicans need to be making calls, knocking on doors, and pounding the pavement to help re‐take control. While you are all busy enjoying your summer with friends, working, and preparing for school, please find some time here and there to volunteer for your local campaign. In doing so, not only will you be helping out in the tremendous effort that will be defeating Democrats, but you be ensuring that the country we all love finds a way to get off the slippery slope that Obama has America sliding down.
The Best Party in Town
Sinead Casey, Director of Public Relations I decided to go to The George Washington University for three reasons: One, location, it put me in the perfect position to study politics hands on, two, the School of Media and Public Affairs is a phenomenal program, and three, I was told it was the only school in the country where you can sit around a keg and talk politics all night. The above expectations manifested into a fantastic first year experience that is, in my opinion, was far superior than the experiences of any of my friends from back home in terms of opportunities.
I met Pat Buchanan, Bob McDonnell and Newt Gingrich, but more importantly I met really awesome fellow Republicans who I know will be the ones “You can’t put the standing by my side as we lead GW Conservative the Republican Party into its into a neat little next phase. The GW box. Get to know Conservative community is our members and diverse, ambitious, and proud. your stereotypical You can’t put the GW preconceptions Conservative into a neat little box. Get to know our members will probably be shattered.” and your stereotypical preconceptions will probably be shattered.
Some members of the College Republicans wear Vineyard Vines, others get their nose pierced. Last year, I campaigned Most are American but for Bob McDonnell some hail from Russia, throughout the fall and Britain, Bosnia, Qatar, ended the 96‐hour push at and France. Some are Barbra Comstock’s victory Army brats, and some party, at the home of a are gay. Some have trust prominent Republican funds while others have fundraiser with Scooter scholarships. There are Libby, and with Mitt members who are pro‐ Romney on speakerphone. life & pro‐choice. There Not only did I watch are Jews, Catholics, Virginia and New Protestants, Muslims, Jersey swing and Ted atheists, and Our first event as a Board, at a reception with Pat Buchanan Kennedy’s seat after hearing him speak on the Obama Administration agnostics. But no matter where you turn red, but I was at the heart of it, on the come from, how you dress, how much your campaign trail and making phone calls. I worked parents make, or how you identify yourself, in Congress and had dinner with Congressmen Joe College Republicans at GW come together around Wilson and Tom Price at the Congressional Dinner the core values of limited government, strong Series. I saw Jeb Bush, Bob Gates, Dana Perino, national defense and fiscal responsibility. Mike Pence, Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney and Ann Coulter speak, along with so many others. Cocktail parties on Capitol Hill became a common occurrence for me. I met Tucker Carlson as he was leaving an event and when I asked him about the Daily Caller, he gave me his personal email. Only at GW, and ONLY when you’re a GW College Republican, the Democrats don’t do nearly as much!
If you’re looking for the party of old white men, you won’t find it with GW’s CRs. If you’re looking for the “party of no,” you won’t find it here either. The College Republicans at GW offer real solutions to the greatest problems facing our county and global community today, routed in the core values that built an exceptional America.
8 While some of us want to change the world, be elected President or be the next Karl Rove, many of us just love America and stand by the principles that make her great. You may not be into this whole politics thing just yet; just because you chose GW doesn’t make you one of those ambitious, know‐it‐all‐polisci majors (I say this with much love, being that I am one of those poli‐sci majors), you may have no idea what Cap‐ and‐Trade is let alone where you stand on it, so I invite you to come to our debates with the CDs, hear what our speakers have to say, and be open to our Conservative message. And for all of you die hard, red blooded, Reagan Conservatives, with your NRA memberships, Romney posters, McCain‐Palin t‐ shirts that your still wear proudly along with your Take Back America 2010/EPIC FAIL bumper stickers, there is a strong and welcoming safe haven for you on this liberal campus. We have campaign trips, speakers, membership events, and internship opportunities waiting for you in the fall! This is our “Join or Die” moment. We are the leaders of tomorrow, but we also have the opportunity to be the leaders of today. Your revolution starts the second you step foot on this campus, you have the chance to change our party and our nation for the better. The 2010 elections will bring more than just a transfer of power or a flipping of the House. It is a referendum on the direction of this country, join us and you can be at the heart of it. After all, we are the best party in town!
Arizona: Tellin’ It As It Is Ashley Colburn
Lately, I have been labeled by my own friends (liberals of course) as a racist, because I support the Arizona Immigration Bill. I have seen protests at the mall, which could be called the backyard of GW, with signs saying, “I am Human.” The President, Congress, and Democrats have quickly pointed fingers at the Republicans for being prejudice, cruel, and un‐ American. But is it “American” to support a bill, which does not support Americans? Is it okay to spend billions in state funding to provide for free
housing, social benefits, and day centers to illegal immigrants, while Americans are being thrown out of their homes, removed from their jobs, and having their lives changed forever? Last April, Arizona proposed a bill that could change U.S. immigration policies forever. It gives police a broader amount of power in detaining and reporting suspected illegal immigrants, especially if they do not carry immigration papers. It was illegal in many states a few years ago for a police officer to report known illegal immigrants to Homeland Security. Opposition argues that this would be a violation of privacy laws and the Fourth Amendment, but if a person cannot relinquish his or her identification card to the police officer and/or a valid name and address, and the police officer has probable cause, which is enough if a person has no ID or other means of identity, that this person is an illegal immigrant. Then the officer has the right to report the person to Homeland Security. All states have an identification card system, in which legal immigrants are issued IDs with visa status information and expiration dates. This information, therefore, is not private and can be then turned over to Homeland Security for further verification. Do you agree that police officers should be able to use an ID system in order to track and identify criminals with warrants? It is the same idea in this case. TSA officers are given the right to racially profile Arab, Persian, and Pakistani people traveling on our airways. Is this okay, even in light of recent attempted attacks by Islamic militants? No, and it is not okay to racially profile Hispanics, but the system in the Arizona law works, because it does not racially profile, even if most liberals disagree. In an ID system, such as state IDs and driver’s licenses, local governments are able to track both citizens and immigrants. This ultimately leads to the betterment of national security. Just as Governor Jan Brewer (R‐AZ) was signing the bill, President Obama quickly condemned the bill and urged Congress (finally) to create immigration reforms. But what entails such reforms? If President Obama ultimately condemns federal law prohibiting illegal immigration, can
9 the Democrats ever solve this problem? Furthermore, Congress wants to act on immigration reform to avoid the “irresponsibility by others.” I guess you could say the Border Patrol Officers “Lately, I have been Ignacio Ramos and labeled by my own Jose Alonso friends (liberals of Compean were course) as a racist, acting because I support the irresponsibly by Arizona Immigration trying stop and Bill.” arrest a big time drug dealer who usually handles around $1 million a pop in drug trafficking. According to the President, this law undermines “basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and our communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe.” Unfortunately, the illegal immigration scheme that currently goes on in America is hardly “fair.” For many working class Americans, they find it difficult to find an above the poverty line wage and more importantly, a job. As the American worker moves to a city relatively free from illegal, under paid work, illegal immigrant workers follow suit in hopes of a better wage themselves. This is a domino effect in economics, and it currently hurts many Americans, especially during this recession. Another problem that goes mostly unnoticed is the deterrence of legal immigrants on work and student visas. Before the 9/11 attacks, entry into the country was relatively easy and even easier for illegal immigrants crossing the Southern border, since only four key areas were guarded on the border, which left the entire border open. After the attacks, immigrants with exceptional talent and innovation were being turned away while our borders are being flooded with waves of illegal immigrants. This increase led to a decrease in national quotas for almost every country, while the U.S. currently holds over 13 million illegal immigrants. Students are unable to obtain work visas after college and immigrants on work visas are being
refused for renewal. So what is the fairness in that? American workers are forced out of jobs, while educated and skilled immigrants are being turned away. And President Obama and the rest of the Democrats in Congress have the nerve not to read a 10‐page immigration bill. Would you trust your local representative to make a valid call based on insufficient information? Even the Mexican Foreign Minister is outraged over this bill, but if an American were to cross Mexico illegally, that person would be sent to prison for a term of two years. How’s that for fairness?
Elena Kagan: A Woman of Mystery Alissa Orlando When Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement, President Obama nominated Elena Kagan to fill his seat on the Supreme Court of the United States. Kagan’s résumé is impressive. She graduated from Princeton, Oxford, and Harvard Law School. She was a law clerk for Thurgood Marshall, taught at the University of Chicago Law School, advised President Clinton on policy, and was appointed the first female dean of Harvard Law School. She presently serves as the Solicitor General. There is, however, one notable exemption to her extensive list of qualifications, Elena Kagan has never been a judge. Congress has not confirmed a Supreme Court nominee with no judicial experience in 38 years. Kagan’s inexperience is a serious concern for Republicans who want to ensure she will be a fair and balanced justice. Kagan’s academic publications and legal experience provide little insight into her ability to separate her political biases from her judicial rulings. Because of her sparse paper trail, her responses at her confirmation hearing will bear significant weight. “What does she have to show us in how she will approach the law as a judge? There isn’t anything,” said Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R‐ Ariz.). “She has a burden of proof here that a person who served on the bench doesn’t have.”
And conservatives have cause to worry if Kagan does allow her political opinions to taint her rulings. Kagan is pro‐choice and does not seek to overturn Roe v. Wade, but on more marginal issues of abortion such as parental consent and partial‐birth abortions, Kagan’s opinion, like so much regarding Kagan, is still an enigma. Kagan’s position on gun rights is also hazy. She respects people’s right to bear arms but also acknowledges that possession of a firearm is not completely exempt from government regulation. One issue Kagan has consistently advocated for is gay rights. There have even been rumblings that Kagan herself is gay, fueled by a picture of Kagan playing softball in The Wall Street Journal. As Solicitor General, Kagan tried to undermine the Defense of Marriage Act and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. But Kagan’s opposition to Don’t Ask Don’t Tell far precedes her days as Solicitor General. When she was dean of Harvard Law School, Kagan banned military recruiters from the career center to express her disapproval of the anti‐gay legislation. When the Pentagon threatened to withdraw $400 million in federal funding, Kagan reluctantly allowed the recruiters to return. Kagan’s disrespect for the military seriously concerns conservatives, especially as she would be replacing the only justice on the bench with military experience. If Kagan can quell the Republican reservation that her liberal ideology will hinder her ability as a judge, Elena Kagan will be confirmed as the 112th Justice of the Supreme Court.
Reforming for Failure Michael Russo The past year, as many have said again and again, has shown us one of the worst economic crises since the great depression and is probably going to be the start of something much bigger. And today, like the 1930’s many, including some in our own party, think that large scale Keynesian spending is the only means available to restoring our economy. The advocates of this plan have not looked at history and more disturbingly they have not even looked at our
10 fellow Western nations as they fall into financial and political chaos. The ruling party is delusional and even deceitful as it claims to end the so called “too big to fail” banks and to try and root out the problems that caused our current crisis. The Financial Reform Bill will in fact do the opposite, by creating new regulatory bodies and spending plans and which will do nothing to address the most horrifying factor that could pose a catastrophic problem for our economic safety, the fact that five, that’s right just five banks hold half of the entire US banking system’s assets and that only two government agencies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Max, hold our mortgages. Mortgages, and in particular the top two holders of them, were at the heart of this financial crisis, so one would logically assume that they would be addressed in this bill but nothing done in Congress is logical. The two culprits of the mortgage world are of course Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These two US Government backed companies have proven incredibly inept at keeping afloat and have so far cost the government hundreds of billions to prevent their crash. The bill to reform our financial system doesn’t even mention them, but this must come as no surprise with Representative Barney Frank being a key architect of the bill along with the lame duck Chris Dodd. These two behemoths of companies should not be the sole backers of almost every mortgage in the country and have open‐ended access to public funds. They also should not be owned by the government, which is now obliged to pay for their failures. By leaving them intact, the Administration and Congress are leaving “too big to fail” companies in existence despite their claims to the opposite. Then there are the banks. As I mentioned, the top five banks control almost half the financial holdings of the US economy. If one of these were to fail the US could be the next Iceland. The original bill attempted to create a fifty billion dollar assistance fund, which could be used to simply bail out top banks at risk. While this measure has been forced out the concept of too big to fail is still with us. Apparently the banks, like insurance companies, find themselves to be outside anti‐trust laws; how is it possible that only 5 banks hold half our economy? Iceland saw
destruction in a similar scenario when the three banks that held their entire financial holdings crashed and the government found the only option to be nationalization. This, of course, meant all those banks’ debt came with them, and that led to the total collapse and default of the Icelandic state. Imagine JP Morgan or Bank of America being nationalized and the financial burden that would be placed on our already perilously high debt. Instead, in the past decades our government has only gone after say, Microsoft, which is losing its ground anyways and honestly does not have the potential to crash the global economy, rather than preventing AIG, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Bank of America, JP Morgan, Chase, and a dozen other companies take strangleholds over massive amounts of their industries. One good idea in this bill is to try and spot crisis ahead of time by establishing a council, which would help try and predict such events or trends. However such a council, called the Systemic Risk Council, is in the works but the Senate has felt it should entrust control over that council’s staffing to the Secretary of the Treasury, the same man who forgot to pay his taxes for 2 years and the same Department which allowed this crisis to explode. Such a body could only work in an independent manner and it should not have any sort of regulatory power, but rather it should sound public concern. The reform bill also tries to create a new regulatory system for consumer protection. None have asked why a new agency is needed, an agency being given the potential to control almost every single business in the country. The bill would try and increase regulations on all financial based businesses, which could easily mean every business since they all need finances, whether that be loans or a cash register, to function. So if the SEC, CFTC, The Federal Reserve, FDIC, OCC, NCUA and OTS aren’t enough then how many more do we need? The Fed and FDIC effectively managed the 1980’s financial crisis, and along with existing regulatory entities they can effectively manage
11 future crisis. The Fed seems to be the ultimate model for those who want further power in the hands of government, but giving it the power to regulate consumer “protection” is risky especially to a semi‐government body that is beholden only to the President. The SEC is also an entity that has great potential if it were run correctly, yet like the US’s cyber protection forces it has proven mediocre. The SEC could be a lean, mean fighting machine if it had people capable of doing their job rather than downloading porn with the MMS. The bureaucracy, of course, stands in the way. If the regulators at the SEC were paid on levels in line with those at the Fed and other private companies, then brighter individuals would be attracted to help regulate, rather than dodge the regulators, and the next Bernie Madoff may be caught. I would think a cost‐effectiveness study would come to the conclusion that a high paid SEC is cheaper than a $50 billion ponzi scheme. The same unfortunate response as has been seen in the immigration debate is now taking over the financial world, more regulation, not better regulation. Rather than burying the finance world with new and complex rules 1,500 pages long let’s try truly enforcing the ones we have and then if they still need fixing, we can discuss real reform. The lesson liberals like to take from the 1930’s is that big government works, but what they never bother to look at is the fact that the FDR plans failed miserably and that the post WWII consumer demand is what ended The Great Depression. They don’t bother to look at the Coolidge and Harding approach, which made the US a major economic power in the 1920’s. The administration has tried to applaud the newest job numbers of 420,000 plus gained but fail to tell us the break down which shows almost 390,000 are government jobs, and most of those are for the Census which will be over in a few months. This country now must seriously question whether we need a bigger or smaller government since the results of the bigger government are in, that would be the PIGS of Europe.
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