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Freedom or Ruin

DoctorRoy Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 10:16 AM
I know that's the way you like to remember it but the reality is that Reagan raised taxes 11 times in his two terms.
dmarn Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 5:47 PM
Reagan also signed the biggest tax hike in history with The Social Security Reform Act and then promptly borrowed from it in his failed attempts to hide his true budget deficits he was running.
dmarn Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 5:45 PM
Reagan cut taxes 1 time to 11 tax increases no matter how you want to spin it.
dmarn Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 5:44 PM
Today's conservatards want the shovel back so they can keep digging the hole.
Romney-Ryan are just the ones to do it too!
Moonbat Exterminator Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 12:43 PM
It was Tip O'neill who controlled dpending. He promised to cut it in return for giving Reagan the tax cuts he wanted, but then like all Dems, he broke that promise.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 11:42 AM
I did not argue that Reagan did not raise taxes (or thyat TEFRA was good by any means). I do not dispute facts that actually ARE facts. The FACT remains that he was a net tax cutter.
DoctorRoy Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 11:28 AM
Hey sorry if the truth hurts, Seawolf.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 11:16 AM
Troll spew and twisted reasoning
Colonialgirl Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 11:14 AM
Troll rowboat captain spews his nonsense as usual
PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 11:05 AM
Again the 21 Boat cuts to the chase!
Seawolf Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 11:00 AM
You two clowns should get a room....if you don't like this country..get the hell out, try Cuba, you'd love it down there. You must not work, no sane person votes to hand over ever more of his hard earned income to foster ever more sloth ands stupidity.
RINO Detector Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 10:41 AM
Hey Doc, he always said he regretted it and these were not broad based tax increases. Not good, but still.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 10:32 AM
Why would we choose to believe such completely inaccurate delusions. Quite the contrary, federal revenues nearly tripled and the tax cuts nearly (albeit not quite) paid for themselves during his presidency (arguably they more than paid for themselves over a longer period - a matter of discussion among economists). That Congress passed a budget every year that was larger than he submitted is not subject to debate.

As for Second Asisstant Janitor Roy, the fact remains that on a net basis Reagan was still a tax cutter and the general prosperity resulting from those and his deregulatory policies lasted for nearly two decades.
Tincan844 Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 10:29 AM
That was the Democrat Congress.
They promised to cut spending for a tax raise and didn't. Reagan never trusted them after that.
Kenneth L. Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 10:21 AM
And how did rates net out after the lowering and raising, DoctorRoy?

You know just little enough to be dangerous. Which is Ransom's point, isn't it?

The choice that we face today is between freedoms on the one hand, and ruin on the other.

There has never been a generation in our history that has been given more than the generation which was born between 1945 and 1960.

They were given so much by their hard and hardy parents, who by fighting through a real economic depression and a great world war, helped bolster freedom for the free and bequeathed freedom to millions of others who lived in the twilight of tyranny.    

I call these sons and daughters of what we know as the Greatest...