Giuliani scrapped three taxes and slashed 20 others, lowering Gothams tax burden by 17 percent and saving individual and business taxpayers $9.8 billion.
While inflation averaged 3.9 percent, Giulianis average spending grew 2.9 percent annually. If the departed GOP Congress were that fiscally disciplined, the next federal budget would be $2.275 trillion - $625 billion cheaper than proposed.
While hiring 12 percent more cops and 12.8 percent more teachers, Giuliani sliced other positions 17.2 percent. Overall, the municipal head count fell 3.1 percent.
Fiscal conservative. Law and order conservative. I like it.
Look, I could support a Gulliani presidency but his gun control and abortion views are very tough to reconcile...so I will probably back Brownback in the primaries or Thompson if he decides to enter. But I will not throw Rudy under the bus if he becomes the candidate. Imagine a Democrat held legislative and executive branch for just one moment. Suddenly those fears that many FReepers have about party purity with someone like a "president Gulliani" and his liberal agenda, are greatly diminished.
The WSJ editorial about Fred Thompson. Great stuff in there!