Immediately following President Bush’s introduction of his economic growth package last week, large gaseous clouds floated up from Capitol Hill. Senator Daschle, lately majority leader, now minority leader, took the high ground, calling it “obscene.” It was downhill from there. By the weekend, “experts” (i.e., Clinton and Carter Administration alumni) were weighing in with sonorous predictions of the end of civilization as we know it. Now you can match wits with those experts, as well as the giants of Capitol Hill, the Congressional Democrats. Take this three-minute quiz:
1. Who is more ignorant about basic economics?p>A. Congressional Democrats br> B. The reporters who cover them br> C. All of the above br> D. This is an outrageous question. /p>
2. When people get tax cuts, what do they do with the money?p>A. Invest it br> B. Buy things br> C. Pay down debt (a form of savings) br> D. Put it under a mattress. /p>
3. Senior citizens own what percentage of U.S. stocks?p>A. Five percent
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