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Ronald Reagan: Progressive Taxation Came Direct From Karl Marx

alej Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 6:46 PM
Hey republicans here's a little math for you. Bill Clinton raised taxes on the rich from 31% to 39.6% and had budget surpluses in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. George Bush cut taxes on the rich in 2001 and had budget deficits from 2002 to 2009 and doubled the Federal Debt from 5.7 trillion to 10.7 trillion and left the next President (OBAMA) with a GREAT RECESSION, the worst recession since the GREAT DEPRESSION IN 1929.
Ronald Reagan, who was then a movie actor, delivered one of the greatest and most prophetic speeches of the 20th century, when he appeared before the Orange County Press Club on July 28, 1961.

Vital Speeches of the Day later published the full text under the headline, "Encroaching Control: Keep Government Poor and Remain Free."

Reagan made an alarming argument: Americans were slowly surrendering to socialism just as some socialists had predicted they would.

"Not too long ago," Reagan said, "Norman Thomas, six times a candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, commented that 'the American people would never knowingly...