Posts Tagged ‘Ronald Reagan’

Are Democrats still relevant?

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Ronald Reagan became a lame duck after his 1984 election landslide. His Republican Party, thanks to the incompetent leadership of Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, even lost control of the U.S. Senate in 1986, leaving Democrats in charge of both houses of Congress. Incredibly, the GOP tax reform...

New Laffer book details Reagan prosperity recipe

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Laffer Reagan

If you have a great recipe, keep using it. Don't be chicken. Just ask Col. Sanders. Why then don't Republican candidates just follow Ronald Reagan's successful economic recipe from the 1980s? Cut taxes; in his case, from the top income tax rate of 70 percent in 1980 to 28 percent in 1988. Keep mo...

Newsom reluctant to debate Nehring

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Gavin Newsom

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is crusing to re-election victory on Gov. Jerry Brown's coattails and the general strength of the California Democratic Party. Yet he is reluctant to debate his Republican opponent, former GOP state Chairman Ron Nehring. The Bee reported: Nehring, in only-somewhat tongue-in-ch...

President Jerry Brown?

Friday, May 30th, 2014

I think there's a high chance Gov. Jerry Brown will run for president in 2016. He tried three times already, so you know he has "fire in the belly." After November, he likely will be coming off an unprecedented election victory for his fourth four-year term as governor. His campaign message -- Ca...

Laffer explains why people flee CA

Monday, May 19th, 2014
Laffer chart 2

Dr. Arthur Laffer helped design the Proposition 13 tax cuts in California in 1978, which undergird what little prosperity California still has; and President Reagan's 1981-83 tax cuts, which provided 25 years of prosperity, with two minor recessions (because the government ignored Laffer's advice), ...

Who’s to blame?

Friday, April 25th, 2014
Rush Limbaugh

I was listening to Rush Limbaugh this morning. He was blaming voters for installing President Obama in the Oval Office. But he missed a step. Shouldn't we first be blaming himself and other Republicans for nominating such duds as the Bushes, McCain and Romney? More than 50 years ago, JFK used ...

Santa Ana considers taxing … free Skype calls! Oh, the insanity

Friday, April 18th, 2014

California is known as the world leader in lots of things -- pop culture, technology and wacky lifestyles. Now the Santa Ana City Council is helping the Golden State be seen as the world leader in Maniacally Stupid, Excessive Taxation. This is from the Voice of OC: "The Santa Ana City Council Tues...

Reagan grace vs. Clinton revenge

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

The news is filled stories on the vindictive nature of Bill And Hillary Clinton. The Daily Mail reported: A new book alleges that former President Bill Clinton and wife Hillary have compiled a so-called "enemies list" of fellow Democrats who didn't endorse Hillary in the 2008 presidential primary, ...

Nothing can change the shape of President Jerry Brown

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Man of the Year 1966

Gov. Jerry Brown isn't ruling out a 2016 presidential run. I well remember his first presidential bid, way back in 1976 when he was a young governor of 38 and I was a younger political writer of 21 on my college newspaper, the Hillsdale Collegian. We've come a long way together, Jerry and I. I...

Middle class can’t afford CA

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
california coastal commission

Politicians of both parties like to boast how they work for the "middle class." Well, there isn't much of a middle class left in California, at least along the coastal areas. According to data provided by Trulia, the three least affordable areas in America are San Francisco, where just 14 percent...