Thursday, September 25, 2008

Yes, I covered McCain's and Obama's economic views, too

Now that I've slow-roasted both Barack Obama and John McCain over their civil liberties credentials, just a reminder that I gave their economic policies a skewering a few months ago. I concluded:
[B]oth, in reality, favor higher government spending and ... both see a large role for the state in economic matters. Obama is a bit more explicit about his statist economic views, while also not afraid to muddle the message he sends, while McCain is more of a seat-of-the-pants believer that he should be wielding the big stick in all matters, including the economy, though he leaves room for a few market-oriented gestures. There's no real free-market voice -- certainly not a laissez-faire one -- speaking for either of the major political parties in this year's presidential campaign.
A few months later, I still think McCain probably sucks just a bit less than Obama on economics, but that he's certainly no free-marketeer. And with both McCain and Obama on-board for the financial bailout ... sigh.

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Blogger BobG said...

There are no conservatives or libertarians in the government, only Democrats and Republicans.

September 26, 2008 2:42 PM  

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