A: Of course I'm voting for the Reagan budget and tax bills. We need a strong defense - and by lowering the taxes on the wealthy, more capital will be available for investment, thus insuring economic prosperity and jobs.
B: According to Lester Thurow, Lyndon Johnson's high military budget for Vietnam, coupled with a large tax cut, was a primary cause of the inflation of the 60's and early 70's. Reagan's proposed increase in military spending is three times the increase Johnson established. Don't you think this program might be risky?
A: Not at all. I'm a firm believer in it. Those economists don't know what they're talking about.