Doug MacEachern of the Republic gets it right it today:
“The economy is humming. Donald Luskin of National Review sets the real start of the boom at April 2003. What happened then? The [Republican] tax cuts took hold.”
Because of Republican tax cuts — of the type criticized by Janet Napolitano – our economy began to take off a few months after Janet took office. Arizona’s budget surplus and strong economy occurred because Republican tax cuts, both federal and state, took hold, and because Arizona ignored Janet Napolitano’s spending proposals.
Anne Richards famously said that George Bush was born on third base and thought he hit a triple. In Janet Napolitano’s case, Republicans hit a triple — and she came in to pinch-run at third base. Now she wants us to give her credit for the three-bagger.