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Wall Street Journal Opinion: Obama Needs a 'Not to Do' List

Holman W. Jenkins

February 25, 2009

“The global economic crisis is exposing the president’s preoccupations as the sappy indulgences they always were,” wrote Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., a journalist, editorial writer, and member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board, in the Wall Street Journal. “…Everything he thought he wanted to do is irrelevant.”

Among other things, Jenkins wants President Obama to put away:

  • The global warming panic.
  • Ponzi welfarism. “The day is gone when politicians could have hoped to have begun and ended their careers before the public ever faced the implosion of redistribution programs that depend on the workforce growing faster than the retired population,” Perkins wrote.
  • Class warfare tax politics in favor of flatter, less-distorting tax code to get us out of the debt mess without inflation. Perkins called Obama “crazy,” for example, for wanting to raise taxes on small business, on investment, and on the incomes of the most productive job creators.

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