Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The President deserves credit.
The President deserves credit for signing on to extending the lower tax rates for all. The only mistake is Washington needs to follow the Bowles-Simpson plan more closely re: widening the base and lowering the rates, and then making them permanent. That conversation should not die. But the President has helped himself greatly. Not only is he running toward the center which is where this country has to be governed (well, maybe lean a little right of center), this is one of the best things he could have done to help grow the economy and start lowering the unemployment rate. This is his best re-election move to date. I find it very unlikely he will be re-elected with an unemployment rate above 9%. And remember, Iowa, Hawkeye-Cauceye, where we start counting votes for the nomination is upon us in 13 months.