Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Ever wonder why conservatives...

...are dying -- just dying -- for the Fed to raise rates? Since I haven't heard a good reason yet (or any reason, really), allow me to be just a little cynical for a minute. Could it be that Republicans would like to slow down the economy in time for the election next year?

Take a look at the chart above. Remember when all Republicans could talk about was debt and deficits? Even Rand Paul, who recently said, "If you're not a deficit hawk, you're weakening the country," would add significant red ink to the budget. What gives?

Is it possible -- just possible -- that Republicans only like economic stimulus when they're in office?

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