Thursday, February 27, 2003

On the heels of a letter denouncing the Bush tax plan by 450 economists, including 10 Nobel Laureates, the White House has released a statement by 250 "economists" who support the President here.
TAPPED is all over this one. Not only does the White House list include just one Nobel winner, but many are not even economists. Some only have bachelor's or master's degrees in economics, others do not have any degree in economics. TAPPED posits that you're not an economist without the Ph.D., but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "In the Federal Government, candidates for entry-level economist positions must have a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 21 semester hours of economics and 3 hours of statistics, accounting, or calculus." By those standards I am also an economist. I just need to find out where to go to add my name to those other economists who are opposed to Bush's tax boondoggle.


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