Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Conservative Agenda: Tax Ignorance

It is a well known fact that the Republican Party holds President Ronald Reagan on a pedestal. If you saw any of the GOP debates from earlier this year, you probably heard his name in half of the responses. On no area do they cite him more than on taxes. You hear them say over and over again that he cut taxes. The thing is that many conservatives patently ignore the fact that this is false. Well, maybe not all conservatives. In a recent interview with CNN, Newt Gingrich made a startling admission:

It's easy to miss, but Newt Gingrich actually acknowledged the fact that President Reagan raised taxes at least once (though he actually did multiple times). These days, conservatives are being forced to see the truth of this time and again.

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