Former Reagan man Bruce Bartlett didn’t hold back when criticizing the House Republicans over the debt ceiling talks:
Historian Bruce Bartlett, a former domestic policy adviser to President Ronald Reagan, sat down with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Wednesday to discuss the national debt.
Bartlett said it was a myth that tax cuts are the key to prosperity, noting that Reagan raised the capital gains rate. He was also skeptical that Congress would be able to solve the current budget crisis.
“I think at this point, there’s nothing that can pass the House of Representatives,” he said.
“I think a good chunk of the Republican caucus is either stupid, crazy, ignorant or craven cowards, who are desperately afraid of the tea party people, and rightly so.”
The word “coward” caught my attention because I was just thinking this morning that they don’t even have the guts to follow their hero, Ronald Reagan, who increased the debt ceiling and even raised taxes for the good of the nation.