I’ve written several times about “what currently passes for the Republican Party,” as it is all too obvious that any number of prominent Republicans from the past wouldn’t recognize the form this current Party has taken. Bruce Bartlett, a staff economist for former Congressman Jack Kemp, a domestic policy adviser for President Reagan and Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the Treasury Department under George W. Bush, appears to agree with me.
Appearing on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Bartlett had the following to say with regard to the Republican Party’s inability to compromise on tax issues-
Stewart: “It doesn’t seem that complicated.”
Bartlett: “It’s not. The problem is purely political…Frankly, one of our political parties is insane and we all know which one it is.”
Bartlett, is making the rounds on the talk show circuit, promoting his latest book, “The Benefit and the Burden: Tax Reform – Why We Need It and What It Will Take.”