26 September 2008
Although they made mention of fundamental differences between the two of them, the fact is there isn't much in terms of fundamentals. They both fundamentally agree that an economy can be managed; they both fundamentally believe in a command economy. They both fundamentally agree that the tax code can and should be employed to manipulate human behavior. (For example, they both fundamentally agree that the tax code can be employed to manipulate businesses into coming or remaining here and, more importantly, keeping or bringing jobs here.)

They both fundamentally agree that governmen can and should prevent recessions. They both fundamentally agree that government can and should provide healthcare, do various acts and things to ensure a college education for any one who wants one.

But they differ only over how to execute policies on which they fundamentally agree.

On the other hand...Obama does occasionally use language that makes his economics views seem more in line with socialist answers to economic questions, while McCain is pretty much Keynesian I think.

Whew! I'm glad that's over.

I want a drink.

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