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Ronald Reagan: Progressive Taxation Came Direct From Karl Marx

None1257 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 1:32 PM
This may all be true, but the fact is we DO have a progressive tax system, that both parties helped create. So, if both parties help create the system we have today, does that mean that to some degree, they BOTH believe in Karl Marx?
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...