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George Will on IRS Scandal: Where’s the Media?

Appearing on Fox News Channel’s Special Reporton Wednesday, conservative columnist George Will said the scandal involving the Internal Revenue Services’ targeting of conservative groups is as serious as Watergate or Iran-Contra. The distinction between those scandals and the one involving the IRS, he said, was that the press covered those earlier controversies heavily while they have largely dismissed the latest...

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George Will: John F. Kennedy The Conservative

As president, JFK chose as Treasury secretary a Republican Wall Street banker, C. Douglas Dillon, who 30 years after the assassination remembered Kennedy as “financially conservative.” Kennedy’s fiscal policy provided an example and ample rhetoric for Ronald Reagan’s supply-side tax cuts. Kennedy endorsed “a creative tax cut creating more jobs and income and eventually more revenue.” In December 1962, he said:

The federal government’s most useful role is . . . to expand the incentives and opportunities for private expenditures. . . . [I]t is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now.”...

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George Will: White House Press Room Now a Third Legislative Chamber Under Obama [video]

“We’re told in grade school when we study civics that . . . there are two legislative chambers in the federal government, the Senate and the House. Turns out there’s a third: It’s called the White House press room, into which the president can sashay, on a whim, and rewrite laws. It’s an extraordinary civics lesson.”...

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