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Ronald Reagan: Progressive Taxation Came Direct From Karl Marx

Jack2894 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 9:51 AM
Don't let historical reality get in the way of a good story; Reagan never did.
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...