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Thu Apr 12, 2012, 07:50 AM


The "Reagan Rule" [View all]

ďWeíre going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that have allowed some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying 10 percent of his salary, and thatís crazy. Itís time we stopped it.Ē

--Ronald Reagan


According to Republicans when Ronald Reagan argued for the Buffett Rule it was a high point in the history of capitalism, but when Barack Obama makes the exact same argument, it is socialism. Why wasnít it socialism in 1985 when St. Ronnie of Jellybean was advocating for it?

It appears that Republicans have forgotten half of Ronald Reaganís message. The then president did sell the fulfillment of the American dream through tax cuts, but he didnít want to cut taxes for everyone. Reagan was also a wealth redistributor. He championed the virtues of lowering taxes for everyone but the super-rich. Ronald Reagan raised taxes eleven times, and in seven of the eight years that he was in office. In contrast, President Obama is the biggest tax cutter in American history.

As Republicans get set to vote on the Buffett Rule, they would be wise to revisit their roots and win one for the Socialist.


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