Archive for the ‘Goldwater Institute’ Category

Thinking about the disappointing field of Republican candidates this year, one might ask what has happened to the Grand Old Party. Back in 1964, leading Republicans were way better – with respect to style and substance. During the Goldwater campaign, Ronald Reagan delivered the great speech “A Time for Choosing”:

No nation in history has ever survived a tax burden that reached a third of its national income.

We are spending $45 billion on welfare. Now, do a little arithmetic and you’ll find that if we divided the $45 billion up equally among those nine million poor families, we’d be able to give each family $4’600 a year. And this added to their current income should eliminate poverty.


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Interesting observation by Clint Bolick from the Goldwater Institute:

Ending the Solar Subsidy Fiasco

It’s not every day that the New York Times makes a compelling case against government giveaways.

If the New York Times gets it, shouldn’t sensible, self-styled conservative elected officials?

Reminded me of Jon Stewards fabulous comment on industrial policy a few months ago:

Daily Show – Solyndra

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