January 31, 2018: “How to Spend Trillions on ‘Infrastructure'” (S. Kelton)

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The New York Times There was only one reference to the deficit in last night’s State of the Union speech, and it had nothing to do with the federal budget. I found that refreshing — we can carry a deficit if the money’s spent wisely — but that’s another story. What President Trump talked about was […]

September 29, 2017: Congress Can Give Every American a Pony (If It Breeds Enough Ponies) (S. Kelton)

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LA Times, September 29, 2017 In 1860, Abraham Lincoln’s campaign slogan was “Vote Yourself a Farm.” In 1900, William McKinley promised “A Full Dinner Plate.” And in 1928, Herbert Hoover won a landslide victory pledging “A Chicken in Every Pot and a Car in Every Garage.” A free farm, a full belly and a shiny new […]