With the recent 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s death, news coverage of his life and, mostly his death, have been flickering on television and computer screens constantly in the past two weeks. The media can’t get enough of this President and has covered the mystery of his assassination, the issues he had in common with President Clinton, and the pageantry of his family in the White House. Not surprisingly, almost no one covered the core of his political agenda and the economy in 1963.

President Obama and his family have been likened to President Kennedy. I could see a book written with the title: “Obama is the Kennedy of the 21st Century.” Liberals have taken President Kennedy as their top president in the past 50 years just as conservatives have Reagan on a pedestal.

Unfortunately for the general public, the real truth is not being broadcast in all of the remembrances. President Obama is very far apart from the politics and the economic philosophy of President Kennedy. In fact, President Kennedy was a pre-Reagan “Reaganite!”

From the Today’s Economist:

“Contrary to his reputation as a wild-eyed liberal Keynesian who supported budget deficits as economic stimulus, Kennedy was in fact very conservative, fiscally and on national security . . .

In President Kennedy’s own words,

“If we don’t have the tax cut, it substantially, in my opinion, increases the chance of a recession, which will increase unemployment, which will increase the size of our deficit.”

“The tax cut argument rests with the desire to stimulate the economy and prevent a recess which will cost us the most – domestically, internationally – on our budget and on our balance of payments.”

Neil Cavuto called on liberals to “Listen up, here!” and listen to this video of President Kennedy in a 1963 interview with NBC News’ Chet Huntley and David Brinkley.
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And this is just on taxes . . .what about President Kennedy’s most famous statement:

“It is not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country!”

How is this anything like the administration of today?

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.