|Unleash Prosperity Hotline|
|1) Here’s Why the Democrats Are Demanding a Blue State Bailout|
We’ve said it a dozen times before on these pages, but it bears repeating: if progressive tax, spend, borrow, and regulate economic policies are so superior then why are all the big blue states collapsing economically/financially? The chart below shows the highest and lowest unemployment rate states at the end of 2020.
Notice any color-coded pattern here? You’d think the “progressives” would be totally embarrassed that their economic model is such an unmitigated failure, that they have to go hat-in-hand to the fast-recovering red states begging for money? Blue states like California were once the trend-setting, wealth-producing states that laid the path for the future of America. Now progressivism has relegated them to the status of beggar states that have to go to places like Alabama and Arkansas for handouts.
|2) Mount Rush-More|
If there were a Mount Rushmore for the leading conservative/free-market heroes in the last half-century, we would go with Ronald Reagan, William F. Buckley, Milton Friedman, and Rush Limbaugh.
Rush was on 616 radio stations with a three-hour daily show that reached 20 million people a week – for three decades. He was the indispensable driving force behind the improbable Republican/conservative take-over of the House of Representatives in 1994. When he predicted the GOP sweep, every political prognosticator in Washington laughed in his face. Before anyone else, he also saw Trumpism as a relentless populist blue-collar revolt – “drain the swamp” – against the arrogant political establishment in Washington. Unlike the Beltway pundits, he talked to and listened to real people every day.
Last year Trump quite appropriately awarded Rush the Presidential Medal of Freedom during his State of the Union Address. Nancy Pelosi almost looked physically ill. Five days and 15 hours a week he used his powerful megaphone to teach at least two generations of Americans basic common sense economics, politics, and the history of our country. Rush created the modern-day genre of conservative talk radio, and it was a testament to his singular talents that the left spent thirty years trying to come up with a “liberal Rush Limbaugh.” They never could.
Now the question is: Can anyone on the right fill his shoes?
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