June 11, 2008


Big Mac: The Taxpayer-Friendly Candidate (Lawrence Kudlow, 6/11/08, Real Clear Politics)

Sen. John McCain moved decisively to the supply-side Tuesday in a strong speech to the National Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C. For investors, small-business owner-operators, and the vast majority of middle-class Americans who go to work every day and are concerned about Sen. McCain's tax vision, this speech is good news. Big Mac is the taxpayer-friendly candidate. [...]

McCain pledged to keep taxes low for families and employers, putting himself squarely in Ronald Reagan's camp and offering to extend the long prosperity wave started by the Gipper over twenty-five years ago. In contrast, McCain charged Obama -- who gave his economic speech on Monday -- with proposing the single-biggest tax hike in the entire post-WWII period.

McCain asserted that "no matter which of us wins in November, there will be change in Washington. The question is what kind of change?" Obama says a McCain victory will hand Bush a third term. McCain says an Obama victory gives Jimmy Carter a second term.

I think McCain gets it right.

Huh? If Maverick's serious about cutting taxes then his presidency would be an extension of W's and conspicuously at odds with the Gipper's.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 11, 2008 7:39 AM

conspicuously at odds with the Gipper's...

How so? The Gipper's principle stands, he was unable to stand up against the Dems and the RINOs. Two steps forward, one step back. W's terms are the Gipper's 3rd and 4th. Without the Gipper paving the way, W has to at least spend his first term convincing the rest of his party to support his tax cuts. Without McCain, W's tax cuts will all be sunset by 2010.

Posted by: ic at June 11, 2008 3:04 PM

The Gipper raised taxes at least four times. W never.

Posted by: oj at June 11, 2008 6:02 PM