Ronald Reagan - Tax Increaser

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  1. Toro
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    No, I'm not talking about when he raised taxes after cutting them. That is well known. And despite Reagan raising taxes after he cut taxes, he is rightly known as a tax-cutting (and deficit-ballooning) President.

    But what I didn't know was that he raised taxes as governor of California. I was surprised by this.

    Reagan's Forgotten Tax Record | Capital Gains and Games

    So the question that I have, given the deep mythology of Reagan the tax-cutter amongst conservatives, is this post factually wrong? Are there any omissions of tax cuts he instituted that would offset these tax increases that would make this post incorrect?
     
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    not surprised, actually, I posted every tax bill he passed in a thread a few weeks ago..one of the Reagan sux threads..;)
     
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    And he failed to cut spending.

    He was a massive disappointment.

    Point being?
     
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    that depends on what you expect bro.

    Old saying- beware the righteous man..

    my oldsaying? never trust anyone who doesn't have at least, one vice...;)
     
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    Sorry...That dog don't hunt.

    Reagan was disappointed in himself for failing to shrink spending....True story.

    I'm doubly disappointed.
     
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    Ho-hum...another pointless post by desperate lefties. Yeah, gasp, all presidents raise taxes if you examine the bills they sign into law but Reagan was a gift from God compared to the Peanut Farmer and the rabble in the democrat party.
     
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    my point was I wasn't surprised at toros post, 2 reasons- no one is as ever as good as they are purported to be, or are responsible for or have done half of what 'they' said they have, when they reach semi mythic status.........and I lived thru the man in office.

    (Of course measured against his competition, he did well)


    so take one disappointment back. keep it for later...;)
     
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    How else do you think the social infrastructure can support all those illegals that contribute nothing to it? Last I heard, California's deficit is larger than the rest of the 49 combined.

    And it isn't because of people who pay taxes.
     
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    Why are we still talking about Reagan? Don't we have enough problems in America in 2011?
     
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    Reagan used to be a Democrat so it's not surprising.

    Here's a great article about Reagan:

     

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