Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Conversation with a Conservative, Pt. 4: Peter G. Peterson

Conversation With a Conservative: Peter G. Peterson

In the fourth and final film in Mother Jones' "Conversation with a Conservative," series, Peter G. Peterson, Commerce Secretary in the Nixon administration, explains that the Republican Party "has lost its moorings" in recent years.

In the interview, Peterson tells Mother Jones:

- "We've lost our moorings here. We've become theological about tax cuts.... It's morphed into 'Any tax cut, any time.'"

- "This president, who says he's a conservative, is the first president since John Quincy Adams not to veto a single bill."

- "One of the almost criminal things we did, we took our kids' surpluses and we spent them."

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A full transcript of Peterson's comments

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