Krugman’s blog, 9/8/15

There was one post yesterday, “Jeb The Unready:”

I’m on the other side of the world, talking Abenomics — but I can’t help noticing that Jeb Bush has now come out with the highly original proposal that we give rich people and corporations big tax cuts. A different kind of Republican! And he’s hoping to “jump-start his campaign” by winning the endorsement of … Stephen Moore, Larry Kudlow, and Steve Forbes.

This is getting surreal.

On substance, the supply-siders have covered themselves in, well, whatever is the opposite of glory since 2008 — predicting runaway inflation and soaring interest rates, disaster from tax hikes both nationally and in Jerry Brown’s California, triumph in Brownback’s Kansas, and on and on.

But what really gets me is that Bush imagines that these are the endorsements he needs. Do Republican base voters care what Stephen Moore says? Do they even know who he is? Endorsements from the supply-siders may matter for big-money donations, but Jeb! already has plenty of those, and his hundred million is doing him no good at all.

Truly, this is pathetic.

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