Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Chief Economic Advisor to McCain: Dr. Phil Gramm

NEW YORK (Fortune) -- Economic conservatives should take heart. John McCain's chief economic advisor - and perhaps his closest political friend - is the ultimate pure play in free market faith, former Texas Senator Phil Gramm (Ph.D Economics, University of Georgia, 1967).

If McCain follows Gramm's counsel, and most of his current positions are vintage Gramm indeed, his policies as president would represent not just a sharp departure from the Bush years, but an assault on government growth that Republicans have boasted about, but failed to achieve, for decades.


At 2/19/2008 3:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain ain't got a shot in hell at winning this sharp turn to the left dead ahead.

Oil hits record over $100 on OPEC supply concerns


Is that good?

At 2/19/2008 7:23 PM, Anonymous Fred said...

This is good news. Now we just have to get McCain to listen to his economic advisor.

At 2/20/2008 1:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

former Texas Senator Phil Gramm (Ph.D Economics, University of Georgia, 1967).

Kind of makes me wish for the good old days.

Forty years ago, the median national price of a house was about twice the median household income. In the past 10 years, it jumped to four times income.

At 2/22/2008 8:45 AM, Blogger Daltonsbriefs said...

John McCain is surrounding himself with extremely talented advisors, wasn't the strike on Bush that he didn't really have brainiacs around him?

Well John McCain sure seems to be Maverick enough to surround himself with advisors smarter than he.



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