It is written in the Absurd Time article that,
“..Obama was clearly impressed by the way Reagan had transformed Americans’ attitude about government”
Obama shared his impressions on a presidential historian ‘working supper’ guests, whom he had shared his attitudes on other presidents including: Lincoln against his ‘team of rivals’ and Kennedy’s Camelot.
Clearly, it was what Reagan was able to do with the minds of most Americans that most impresses President Obama. Obama wants to do that trick before his term ends. If cutting taxes and spending is a means to control attitudes of the average American, then Obama will give it a go. At least symbolically.
Obama was acting like Reagan during his State of the Union address. As President Obama stood before the congress he spoke of freezing spending and federal salaries. He spoke of simplifying the tax code and cutting defense spending. Well 3 our of 4 ain’t too bad.
Obama stated in the State of the Union speech:
“Let us, in these next two years — men and women of both parties, every political shade — concentrate on the long-range, bipartisan responsibilities of government,”
Reagan said in his 1983 State of the Union, “not the short-range or short-term temptations of partisan politics.”
Since the November election Obama has move to the right. Obama has brought CEO for meetings in the white house. He had not done that during his first two years as president. The war between Obama and the US Chamber of Commerce is over. And Obama extended the Bush Tax cuts, which I am sure is making the gipper smile.
But is this the New Obama? The media is giving a wide berth on his new found Reaganesqueness. Or were these moves and actions just to throw the Reaganistas a bone?
The left wing media HATES Reaganomics. Its all a big joke. Cutting taxes will never work, making government smaller to fix social ills, what are you thinking? We need big government programs and spending to make jobs. Unemployment creates jobs you know.
Reaganomics is no joke. Its a serious idea that works to restore the vitally important social and economic values in our society. Reaganomics requires every man and woman to be responsible for themselves and their loved ones. There are four pillars of Regan’s economic philosphy:
- Reduce government spending,
- Reduce income and capital gains marginal tax rates,
- Reduce government regulation,
- Control the money supply to reduce inflation.
The absurd media doesn’t believe in supply side, trickle down economics. So what’s the opposite of social and economic responsibility and self empowerment?
Reagan might be gone, but he is not forgotten. Happy 100 Ronnie!