2.01.2010

Coherent Idea from the Left

Drudge is linking to this story about Democrat Representative James Clyburn -- as an example of wild socialist ideology or something, because Drudge is a libertarian conservative.

But I actually appreciate Clyburn's candid suggestion. It's straight-up Keynesian economic theory, and I very much appreciate Clyburn's willingness to avoid mincing words. It's true that, in America, Keynesian economics is generally unpopular. But to avoid being anti-populist, the Obama administration should follow in Clyburn's lead: stop trying to spin it in favorable rhetoric. Just say that you think it's appropriate to "spend your way out" of a recession.

2 comments:

Wishydig said...

see, this is why i like you. all you're ever asking is "can you please tell me what you really think?"

Casey said...

I just dislike Rhet./Comp. majors, and it seems that's a prerequisite for getting into politics since about...

Well, since...

Well that's not the important part.