David Brooks has a column in the NYT today praising Mitt “I’m Also Unemployed” Romney and his advisers. Brooks specifically mentions chief economic adviser R. Glenn Hubbard as part of “the gold standard of adviser teams.”
Really? Hubbard was Bush 43’s Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, a man who pushed the Bush tax cuts, not just the pre-9/11 ones, but the 2003 cuts, despite our having to pay for two wars. Hubbard was a huge fan of deregulation and derivatives. In other words, Hubbard is high on the list of those who deserve blame for the economic collapse.
I don’t want him anywhere near the White House again. Mr. Brooks, all that glitters is not gold.