Dr. No Says Yes

Phil Gramm left the Senate in order to earn some money. I was sorry to see him go. Now he’s back in politics as a McCain advisor. For the first time in years, he’s given a lengthy interview. An excerpt:

“Why is America the richest country in the world?” he asks. “It’s not because our people are more brilliant; it’s because we have a better free-market system. Why has Texas created 1.6 million jobs in the last 10 years whereas Michigan has lost 300,000 jobs and Ohio has lost 100,000 jobs? Because governance matters, taxes matter, regulation matters. Our opponents in this campaign are so dogmatic in their goal of having more government because they love the power it brings to them that they’re willing to let it impose costs on the working people that they say they want to help. I am not.”

Read the whole thing.

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