LBJ’s Guns AND Butter Policy

LBJ’s old refrain, Guns AND Butter, rings hollow now.  Forever, the world understood that it was Guns OR Butter, meaning that external conflict(guns) cost the treasury and prevented investment at home(butter).  Obamacare is dominating the news cycle, but the House has passed this repeal before. Such a narrow margin in the House means the Senate pretty much has to pass the SAME verbiage, because changes have to go back to the House.  ANY change seems certain to break the delicate balance that got the two vote margin. In light of that a quick answer seems very unlikely, so maybe we should take the time to collect some REAL data.  In this podcast, I make a REAL proposal to get some data here…something that seems so very hard for our politicians to come up with these days.

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