Neil Cavuto’s Broken Record For The Economy: Tax Cuts, Tax Cuts, Tax Cuts…
Reported by Guest Blogger - September 9, 2011 -
Neil Cavuto’s Common Sense commentary that closed Your World yesterday (9/8/11) sounded awfully familiar – tax cuts are the answer! Yet, ironically, Cavuto chided Obama for not changing.
"They say you only get one chance to make a first impression. Actually, that is not true. Presidents get lots of chances,” Cavuto began.
He continued, “Many have changed the public's impression of them in a single speech. Bill Clinton went from ‘big spending liberal’ to a tamed ‘end welfare as we know it,’ new Democrat in one memorable post midterm address. And Ronald Reagan journeyed from ‘old man’ to ‘man, oh man,’ taking Washington by storm, only weeks after taking a bullet.”
“So first impressions can change,” Cavuto said, “but that means the guy leaving the impression has to change. And that's the question for one Barack Obama tonight. Will he change? And will voters impression of him change? So far, the indications are not good.”
Cavuto added, “More spending for jobs programs that haven't exactly created a lot of jobs."
In fact, the stimulus saved and created jobs.
Cavuto continued, "And talk of a follow up speech to address how we're going to pay for that spending that hasn't inspired a lot of confidence. Now maybe that's by design, that he is actually tricking us, all of us, and planning something surprising, something that will defy this liberal impression we have of him. Maybe something big, maybe some big tax cuts. Who knows? What I know is that history is defined not by leaders who do the expected, but the unexpected. Richard Nixon going to China. Nikita Khrushchev suddenly blinking with JFK. Ronald Reagan talking to the evil empire. They changed the game, first by changing the speech. Now it does not work for all, but for this President it really doesn't hurt to try. After all, he could do worse, look around, the impression… is pretty clear, that he already has."
Of course, the only change Cavuto seems to want are "big tax cuts." Not more infrastructure or green energy spending or more state aid.