David Kirkpatrick

February 8, 2009

Sully nails it …

Filed under: Business, Politics — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:20 pm

totally.

This graph sure does concentrate the mind and reveals, to my mind, the surrealism of the current GOP. They spent the last eight years spending like FDR in a boom and now they’re born again fiscal conservatives?

jobsrecessionssm_22

And even follows up on the graph.

September 23, 2008

Bush 43’s GOP has gone pinko

I’ve used the term “corporate socialism” to deride the outrageous $700B bailout proposed by Bush 43. Just one more piece of evidence our country has not been led by a conservative administration over the last seven-plus years.

Looks like George Will agrees with me.

From the link:

The political left always aims to expand the permeation of economic life by politics. Today, the efficient means to that end isgovernment control of capital. So, is not McCain’s party now conducting the most leftist administration in American history? The New Deal never acted so precipitously on such a scale. Treasury Secretary Paulson, asked about conservative complaints that his rescue program amounts to socialism, said, essentially: This is not socialism, this is necessary. That non sequitur might be politically necessary, but remember that government control of capital is government control of capitalism. Does McCain have qualms about this, or only quarrels?

Think about that for a second — George Will is calling Bush 43 more liberal than FDR.