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R iding a record of unprecedented government spending, rising debt, a government takeover of the health-care system, high unemployment, and proposals to tax everything they stumble across, Democrats have put themselves in position for an epic electoral defeat that will rival the Republican debacles of 2006 and 2008. Given this record of Democratic ineptitude and the voters’ reaction to it, one would think that Republicans would be talking about these issues every day.
S o, President Obama believes that Republican leaders are “pushing to make privatizing Social Security a key part of their legislative agenda if they win a majority in Congress this fall.”
In the days and weeks leading up to the release of his budget, President Obama and his spokesmen warned us that it would contain “tough choices” and “painful cuts.” Having increased government spending by 21.4 percent during his first two years in office, Obama would now be intent on imposing “fiscal discipline.” Hah!
Thomas Sowell was born in North Carolina and grew up in Harlem.
Born in Philadelphia in 1936, Walter E.
Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jimmy Kemp on my syndicated radio show. Jimmy is the son of the late great Jack Kemp, and he now runs the Jack Kemp Foundation. And like his dad, Jimmy is also a great advocate for free enterprise.
Phyllis Schlafly Columns – 2013