Time's up. Bruce Bartlett was Reagan's economic czar and adviser, not a 'socialist'. Read my post again carefully and the following link to the Bartlett article.<quoted text>
Take your *Socialist Book-Of-The-Month Card* and wipe with it.
<quoted text>So, why did Bush W not raise taxes on them to pay for the war and welfare money handed out like every other U S President did who asked Americans, rich and poor to make sacrifices, to pay for war abroad and domestic welfare at home. Why did Bush W choose to run to the Chinese and borrow the money? Because, Bush W was a coward. "In recent years, Republicans have been characterized by two principal positions: They like starting wars and don’t like paying for them. George W. Bush initiated two major wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but adamantly refused to pay for either of them by cutting non-military spending or raising taxes. Indeed, at his behest, Congress actually cut taxes and established a massive new entitlement program, Medicare Part D.
Bush’s actions were unprecedented. During every previous major war in American history, presidents demanded sacrifices from rich and poor alike. As Robert Hormats explains in his 2007 book, The Price of Liberty: Paying for America’s Wars,“During most of America’s wars, parochial desires–such as tax breaks for favored groups or generous spending for influential constituencies–have been sacrificed to the greater good. The president and both parties in Congress have come together … to cut nonessential spending and increase taxes.”Check this out: http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/25/shared-sacri ...