07-10-2016, 11:17 AM
Grover Cleveland, The Last Libertarian President
If free-market advocates could resurrect a U.S. president to deal with today's problems, many would choose Grover Cleveland.
He understood economics — a rare commodity among presidents.
Even so-called conservatives who talk free market often deliver the opposite. Richard Nixon gave the nation wage and price controls. George W. Bush expanded the central planning of Medicare to include prescription drugs.
Contrast that with Cleveland. He vetoed hundreds of spending bills, refusing to succumb to political temptation whether it was wrapped in patriotism or sob stories.