Daniel J. Mitchell

People keep emailing and complaining that I must be an Obama supporter since I periodically post critical information about Romney and Gingrich.

In response, I say that it’s my role to simply tell the truth and dispassionately analyze public policy.

But being disappointed in the leading Republicans doesn’t mean I’m deluded about Obama and his agenda. This cartoon nicely captures my view of the President’s track record.

And if you want something more substantive, this data from the Minneapolis Federal Reserve shows how Obamanomics is grossly inferior to Reaganomics.

State-of-the-Union Tax Analysis

I’ve already posted the Cato Institute’s overnight response to the President’s state-of-the-Union speech.

Here’s the Dan Mitchell pre-SOTU speech to congressional staffers.

I’ve already had people ask me for the charts I used in the speech.

Here’s the double taxation chart.

Here’s the tax complexity chart.

Here’s the data on the Laffer Curve in the 1980s.

And here’s the Washington Post cartoon on the value-added tax.


Daniel J. Mitchell

Daniel J. Mitchell is a top expert on tax reform and supply-side tax policy at the Cato Institute.