Ben Stein is no liberal. A speechwriter and attorney for Nixon and Ford, a devout believer in the legacy of Ronald Reagan, Stein writes a column in the Business Section of the NY Times as a Republican economist.
And that is why you will absolutely want to read this column, and send it to everyone you know.
Here is just a smidge of his amazing advice to John McCain re: tax cuts:
To put it even more starkly, the government – which is us – needs the money to keep old people alive, to pay for their dialysis, to build fighter jets and to pay our troops and pay interest on the debt. We can get it by indenturing our children, selling ourselves into peonage to foreigners, making ourselves a colony again, generating inflation – or we can have some integrity and levy taxes equal to what we spend.
Thank you, Mr. Stein, for sharing what no candidate will ever share – the Tax Cut Emperor has no clothes.