I guess the commander-in-Cheeto has a time machine

Take a good look at the editorial cartoon above from April 8, 1930.

Got it?

Now here’s an interview Orange Narcissus gave to the Economist this month:

But beyond that it’s OK if the tax plan increases the deficit?

It is OK, because it won’t increase it for long. You may have two years where you’ll … you understand the expression “prime the pump”?

Yes.

We have to prime the pump.

It’s very Keynesian.

We’re the highest-taxed nation in the world. Have you heard that expression before, for this particular type of an event?

Priming the pump?

Yeah, have you heard it?

Yes.

Have you heard that expression used before? Because I haven’t heard it. I mean, I just … I came up with it a couple of days ago and I thought it was good. It’s what you have to do.

Honest to God, I didn’t remember that 1930 was last week.

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