Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What is Wrong With Pub Leadership?

The Republicans have seemingly given up on any kind of leadership on the US economy. Brian Wesbury puts this in perfect perspective. Wesbury is very much sympathetic to policies that promote smaller government and that will reign in spending on entitlement programs. Yet, he argues that the Pubs keep trying to bash the current economy and that jumping on every little negative economic number and ignoring that the US has been in a steady recovery going on now for about four years is hurting their credibility with voters as seen in the last election. The Dems have certainly shown that they are not going to lead on reducing the size of government and it is something that needs to be done. Unless the Pubs are willing to embark on a true strategy of leadership that acknowledges where the economy is at, the US is going to continue to see the discussion dominated by Krugman and his type of economic theory.

Hopefully, the Pub leadership like McConnel and Boehner will listen to this advice and start to act like statesman and not Fox News pundits who are looking for a sound bite to get a headline in next day's news. We need credible leadership on economic issues. That is going to take leadership being truthful in order to establish trust with voters. Today, the lies and half-truths have so alienated most voters that the average person does not believe a word almost any politician utters.

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