It’s hard to do, but I must share a column that shines a favorable light on Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty’s economic plan.
His plan, you will recall, is based on 5 percent annual growth for a decade, if only we slash taxes to the bone, cut spending and get government off the backs of business.
According to Daniel Gross, economics editor at Yahoo! Finance, Pawlenty isn’t the nut job some on the left are saying.
Mixing politics and business is always fun as we’ve seen this week with the emerging fued between celebrity businessman Donald Trump and Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexader.
Alexander tossed the first jab, telling CNN that Trump has “absolutely no chance of winning” the presidency. But Trump won the bout with this smackdown: “Sen. Lamar Alexander, who I do not know and have heard very little about over the years, perhaps because of a certain ineffectiveness … “
Let’s hope there’s a rematch. It’s going to be a long presidential campaign and we will need comic relief.
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Photos: Lamar Alexander (Knoxville News Sentinel archives); Donald Trump (Associated Press archives)