Saturday, May 2, 2009

Jack Kemp Dead, Legend of Politics and Gridiron

God rest ye, Jack Kemp. It has been announced that Jack Kemp died on Saturday, May 2, 2009. He was 73. The former vice presidential candidate and congressman had a long battle with cancer. After his football career, Kemp represented western New York for nine terms in Congress, leaving the House for an unsuccessful presidential bid in 1988. He later served as President George H.W. Bush's housing secretary and ran for vice president as Bob Dole's running mate. As an economic conservative, Kemp advocated low taxes and supply-side policies. His positions spanned the social spectrum, ranging from his conservative opposition to abortion to his more libertarian stances advocating immigration reform. As a proponent of both Chicago school and supply-side economics, he was notable as the molder of the Reagan agenda and the architect of the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981, which was known as the Kemp–Roth tax cut. Kemp described himself as a "bleeding-heart conservative." Full Story at World Net Daily... CommieBama Hats and More Chicago News Bench RSS Feed Follow ChiNewsBench on Twitter