Posted on by DCWhispers For those who remember the record-breaking era of economic prosperity that was the Reagan years, you will be happy to learn that the Team Trump is at this very moment receiving advice from some of the most influential economic policy advisers who helped shape that Reagan-era success.
Names like Laffer, Moore, and Kudlow were once synonymous with an America that saw itself push back from the deep doldrums of the Carter economic morass, and Team Trump, with the encouragement of Trump campaign supervisor Paul Manafort, is now working to bring a version of that 1980’s success to 2017 and beyond.
“American jobs for American workers.”
So goes the mantra inside the still-developing Trump economic platform. Job creation is rivaled only by the subject of national security as priorty #1 for the New York billionaire – and now Arthur Laffer, Stephen Moore, and Larry Kudlow are all on board helping to see that job creation goal go from the realm of hopeful to reality and doing so by eliminating top tier tax deductions and most importantly, expanding the tax-payer base while delivering much-needed tax relief to the long-embattled American Middle Class.
“This is really for the economy and the future of our country, and the most important election since Reagan’s election in 1980,” Moore said. “Every conversation that we have with either Mr. Trump or the Trump campaign staff, we say, ‘This is the JFK-Reagan, supply-side, tax-cutting agenda that worked to cause a big economic boom in the ’60s and ’80s, and we can do it again.’ ”
In a recent Bloomberg interview, Laffer remarked on the similarities he sees between Reagan, a man he worked with, and Trump, a man he first met two months earlier inside Trump Tower. Mr. Laffer noted how Reagan, like Trump, was initially mocked and vilified by the Republican and media establishment who dismissed Reagan as a simpleton, war-monger, and bigot only to find just a few years later that same Republican establishment singing the praises of Reagan who had by then emerged as one of the most popular and successful American presidents of the modern era.
Trump is “going to make mistakes, but he’s going to do some great things too, and I think you’re going to be very, very pleasantly surprised with a Trump presidency,” Laffer said.