Matthew Dowd 2020 wants to know why Republicans squander the nation's reserves during good times, leaving us with nothing in reserve for bad times.
This moment is reason why running up huge deficits in time of economic prosperity is a major mistake & hurts us. We are in the midst of a pandemic & economic deterioration & we have few resources to combat both. Why can’t we have surpluses in good times to then use in hard times?— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) March 9, 2020
You mean the way the Bush/Cheney regime spent eight years pissing away the Clinton budget surplus and landed the country right back in Republican deficit territory that dwarfed the Republican deficits left in the wake of the Reagan-Bush I years?
Yes, that is an excellent question! Perhaps Matthew Dowd 2020 should address that question to Matthew Dowd 2004 who some of us (but apparently now Matthew Dowd) remember as the chief campaign strategist for Bush-Cheney 2004 and director of polling and media planning for Bush-Cheney 2000:
Matthew Dowd was the chief campaign strategist for Bush-Cheney 2004 and director of polling and media planning for Bush-Cheney 2000. Here, he describes how, even as the Florida recount was progressing, he and Karl Rove were already thinking about a re-election campaign in the event that Bush won...
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