BY JOHN FEEHERY Reprinted from TheFeeheryTheory.com
In 1995, at Xerox Document University, Newt Gingrich and John Kasich convinced the revolutionary class of 1994 and reluctant old-timers to work together to produce the first balanced budget in a generation.
Kasich’s budget included a pro-growth tax reform agenda and some painful cuts to some entitlement programs, chiefly Medicare and Medicaid.
Republicans passed that first balanced budget, and through some luck and some unforeseen economic growth, the budget magically balanced three years later. Continue reading →
“Do you ever get the feeling that the whole world is a tuxedo and you are a pair of brown shoes?”
That was comedian George Gobel’s quip after he was upstaged during a 1969 Johnny Carson Show by the unscheduled appearances of Dean Martin and Bob Hope.
Forty years later the whole country is a tuxedo and Washington is a pair of brown shoes–out of step, out of fashion, out of vogue and out of touch with the realities of governing the country. Continue reading →