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dorksied Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-11 10:22 AM
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The GOP's selective memory on Ronald Reagan

As we mark the centennial of Ronald Reagan's birth, one of our major political parties has become imbued with the Gipper's political philosophy and governing style. I mean the Democrats, of course.

The Republican Party tries to claim the Reagan mantle but has moved so far to the right that it now inhabits its own parallel universe. On the planet that today's GOP leaders call home, Reagan would qualify as one of those big-government, tax-and-spend liberals who are trying so hard to destroy the American way of life.

Some Republicans, I suppose, might be so enraptured by the Reagan legend that they are unaware of his actual record. I hate to break it to Sarah Palin, but Reagan raised taxes. Often. Sometimes by a lot.




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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-11 10:24 AM
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1. Kind of like his?
There you go again......
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-11 10:54 AM
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2. While cutting taxes for the rich he raised the price of every fee & service
and spent enormous amounts of printed money on a peacetime military, and eliminated all sorts of tax deductions. It led to the largest deficits in history and then to a horrible recession in 92.
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