Thursday, August 29, 2013

John Fitzgerald...Reagan?

Neil Cavuto, on his Fox News Channel show "Your World with Neil Cavuto" played this video of JFK, a Democrat, calling for across the board tax cuts.  And Neil points out that Kennedy just didn't talk about tax cuts and tax reform for all the American people this one time, but it was a theme of Kennedy's when talking about the economy.
While the nation rightly celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s epic "I have a dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial, there is another event that occurred around 50 years ago that tends to get overlooked, especially by liberal Democrats.

That event was President John F. Kennedy's call for legislation to begin in January of 1963 for across the board tax cuts and tax reform.  Not just tax cuts for the poor, not just tax cuts for the middle class, but also tax cuts for the rich. Also, it included tax cuts for corporations, as President Kennedy said, to put money in the hands of businessmen. President Kennedy said this was the way to stimulate the economy, reduce the deficit, reduce unemployment, bring the country back to full employment.  President Kennedy emphasized the importance of putting money back in the hands of the citizens, rich and poor alike.

If someone just printed out those words of President Kennedy', I wonder how many Democrats would swear they must have been from either the evil Ronald Reagan or the evil George W. Bush.  As a matter of fact, those same words were probably spoken by those two great presidents.

We need to revise the acronym from GMTA to GPMTA.
Great presidents' minds think alike.

Republican, I mean Democrat president John F Kennedy on the need for tax cuts:

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