In a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Tuesday, Senators Marco Rubio (FL) and Mike Lee (UT) began a debate on tax-reform by questioning whether the current unemployed, underemployed, stagnant wage economy is the “new normal.” Their pitch is a tax reform plan “built…on the simple, yet powerful truths at the heart of the free-enterprise system: that economic growth is a function of economic freedom, and that economic freedom depends on equal opportunity and fair treatment under law.” It pitches a single-layer corporate tax structure and a two-tier (down from seven) personal income tax. While the policy portion of their plan
In an open letter to the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List a day after a disastrous interview on Fox News Sunday regarding his pro-life views, Governor Scott Walker attempted to stem growing unease about his seeming inability to articulate a consistently convincing position. He chose the most visible and powerful symbol of pro-life legislation currently possible: a law that would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks, when it’s possible for a child to feel pain. A 20-week bill is currently making its way through the Wisconsin legislature, similar to those championed tirelessly in Wisconsin and thirteen other states by SBA List.
Last year about this time Gov. Scott Walker was touring the country promoting his book by urging Republicans to downplay the social issues, a move the American Principles Project analysts dubbed “the failed Truce strategy.” But now, according to a Sunday article in the NY Times, a Walker pivot is afoot. Just a few months ago, in his reelection campaign Walker ran a very personal 30-second political ad, calling himself pro-life but also calling abortion an “agonizing” decision, and pointing out the legislation he signed leaves “the final decision to a woman and her doctor.” But now, reports The New York Times: