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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Welch on Frum

Matt Welch on David Frum:
Republicans should cave on new spending and regulations, says Frum, in exchange for tax cuts.
I'm traveling right now, and I don't have my copy of Comeback on hand. But I read it closely and reviewed it here. And Welch's statement is wrong. First, Frum is highly critical of the Bush administration's spending. Second, Frum wants such competition-enhancing regulatory reforms as the lifting of state rules that prevent people from buying health insurance across state lines. Third, Frum wants Republicans to stop emphasizing tax cuts, and to embrace a carbon tax.

I understand the exigencies of magazine product differentiation. But if you're going to crusade against neocons, at least know what you're talking about.

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