Paul L. Caron

Friday, November 19, 2010

Alan Grayson: What Republicans Can Do With Their Tax Cuts For The Rich

(Hat Tip: Ann Murphy.)

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Two General Comments:

(i) I always wonder when politicians make statements such as this, whether they are knowledgeable on the subject and merely doing this to be spiteful, or they are so ignorant on the rationale of their fellow politicians with different beliefs and truly believe their own opinions are gospel. Grayson is a well educated man (three degrees from Harvard), so I would have to lean towards saying he is merely being spiteful, but you never really know with politicians on the fringes, whether Republican or Democrat. I find it hard to believe that Grayson has no grasp on economics and the trickle-down effect the tax cuts can create. (Generally: These tax cuts can ultimately motivate the wealthy to spend their money and stimulate the economy, which trickles down to the business owners, employees, etc., and ultimately ends up in the hands of the middle class and the poor.) Perhaps I am just living a pipe dream in expecting our elected officials to be civil statesmen and stateswomen in such polarized political times.

(ii) I have nothing but admiration for the Ivy League schools. They are some of the best academic institutions in the world. However, it seems like we need to start broadening our scope in selecting elected officials. It would be nice to see more politicians with educational backgrounds from schools such as Stanford, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, University of Texas, University of Florida, University of San Diego, Vanderbilt, (insert your favorite non-Ivy League school here), etc., mixed in with these Ivy League educated politicians. I am just suggesting that we should diversify the educational background a bit of our elected officials.

Posted by: dtc | Nov 19, 2010 9:36:38 AM

This is very funny, I'm sure at this rate the Dems can look forward to losing still more seats in the next election.

Posted by: mike livingston | Nov 19, 2010 6:48:19 AM

He must be auditioning for a spot on MSNBC

Posted by: Todd | Nov 19, 2010 6:25:52 AM

Did this guy spend tax dollars creating those ridiculously large pictures and captions?

Posted by: MH | Nov 19, 2010 5:12:36 AM

This is the same statesman on whose behalf the "Taliban Dan" ad was run. Got less than 40% of the re-election vote a few weks ago, which must be in the neighborhood of a polling low for an incumbent seeking re-election.

Posted by: MG | Nov 19, 2010 4:34:26 AM