Several hundred out of the thousands of political appointees who worked for President George W. Bush have endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president. They’ve done this even though Democrat Biden has promised to undo President Trump’s enormously beneficial tax cuts, empower the administrative state, and adopt harmful socialist policies on health care, the Green New Deal and other areas.
Biden’s polices – heavily influenced by radicals like socialist Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez of New York and socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont – would be an unmitigated disaster for our country.
As a former political appointee of President George W. Bush who proudly served as the chief of staff for the Labor Department’s Office of Public Affairs for more than two years, I am also a proud supporter of President Trump. He has in many ways advanced conservative principles farther than any president in my lifetime.
FORMER GEORGE W. BUSH OFFICIALS FORM NEW GROUP TO BACK BIDEN
Yet Biden would undo every one of President Trump’s most important accomplishments. In fact, Biden is embracing radical policies far to the left of any previous Democratic president in American history.
There are three possible reasons to explain why disgruntled dissidents who were part of the George W. Bush administration have thrown their support to Biden this year.
First, they could have been lying for all these years when they claimed they actually supported the mantra of lower taxes and less regulations that has been the core of GOP economic principles and embraced by the George W. Bush administration.
Second, they could have become so entangled in the D.C. swamp – as advocates for corporations and others with a vested interest in using government regulations to choke smaller competitors – that they have lost their former limited government moorings. It is obvious that President Ronald Reagan himself would be cheering President Trump’s successes in undoing the all-powerful administrative state – even at the peril of offending those who have become enriched by it.
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Third, the anti-Trump Bush appointees may want to go back to work in government and think a Biden administration would give them the opportunity, in an effort to claim it was embracing bipartisanship and moderation. They may have concluded that socialism is the wave of the future and they need to embrace it to get back in government.
President Trump’s accomplishment are too numerous to list here in full, but to highlight just a few:
Trump has lowered taxes for 83 percent of Americans in ways that encouraged investment in America and job growth. What’s not to like about that?
The president has been untying the regulatory knot that was strangling our nation’s economic growth and job opportunities at a pace that any former GOP president would envy.
And Trump has established Opportunity Zones that have helped…