Kevin McCarthy's Clear Path to Victory -- Cheat
Bob, Good for us all to chat things out. Learning for me is always bilateral. All the best for 2023! Larry
Hi Bob, For sure. Yours, Larry
Hi Bob, I thought I responded, but don't see the response. 170 Republican members of Congress are election deniers. I view them as traitors and am making clear that they have as much basis for their belief that the election was stolen as that Kevin won the first six votes. The economic implications are that with this group in charge, we will have no economic policy reform for at least two years. Pls read You're Hired at kotlikoff.net to see what I think is needed. The Democrats are bad enough on economic policy. I don't have views about politics except that it's tribalistic rather than rational. We need leaders who vote based on the issues and the welfare of the country, not based on the color of the legislation. My policy opinions are independent of party. My opinions about the economy are colored by the political scene as they must. The country is fundamentally insolvent. Both parties are fiscally irresponsible. Overtime, printing money will, increasingly, be their go-to "solution." This has, potentially, very dangerous economic implications. best, Larry
Not everything I write will directly connect to economics. But everything indirectly connects. The point here is that we have 170 out of 212 members of the House who are, in my mind, traitors. It's that simple. You pledge allegiance to the Constitution and then seek to abrogate its most essential element and founding principle -- Democracy? The economics message here is that we have one part of Congress that is so deranged that our government will have an impossible time functioning for the next two years. That means no meaningful economic policy reforms. If you read, You're Hired at kotlikoff.net, you'll see we need to fix just about everything. Not that the Democrats will push for what's needed either. They are also largely hopeless on domestic policy, but they are grownups.
Hi, Larry -- thanks for taking the time to engage and provide me your thoughtful response, which was helpful and enlightening. Best, Bob
Larry - I signed up because I've read some of your works and been favorably impressed and thought that a blog entitled "Economics Matters" written by an economist would discuss economics. Your post, while obviously deeply heartfelt and passionate, doesn't to my eye address economics. Did I miss a connection? If I did, could you explain it? And would you please address how your political views inform or influence your economic opinions? Thanks.
Larry, this isn’t funny.
Cannot express how much I love this!! Hilarious (because it's mirroring them) and genius to think of it. Hey, if McCarthy learned nothing from Trump, he should've learned how to be an election denier. And, those 19-20 extremists who keep voting against him would be so impressed - "hey, he really is one of us". Plus, if they didn't vote for a fellow election denier, wouldn't they be admitting the election was actually legitimate?
I am surprised we have not heard this yet, but there is always tomorrow .￼