We know that because they told us so. And look, the fact that his speeches sound as stiff as those of a high school valedictorian shouldn't distract us from the fact that his speeches are as profound as those of a high school valedictorian.
And his much-lauded "Path to Prosperity" plan? It depended on unrealistic growth assumptions to work. But never mind! he has a calculator! he knows how to use the store memory feature! he is bold! serious! courageous!
He also has his moments of "trust me, I'll explain later." After the latest financial crisis, I would think that anyone who falls for "trust me" should have their head handed to them. Over at the LA Times, David Lauter lays it out. (It's nothing serious, just $5 trillion.)
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