Instead of privatizing Social Security, he raised taxes The Greenspan Commission....he signed it into law, and it raised taxes on Social Security. He negotiated with terrorists, sending -- over and over again -- arms to Iran in exchange for hostages; by contrast Jimmy Carter didn't give an inch to the Iranians. Reagan gave amnesty to people who are breaking the law and living in the country illegally. He said, "Forget about it. Stay here forever." He cut and ran from Lebanon. How many hundreds of Marines were killed? Why is Reagan a hero to conservatives? He's a tax raiser, an amnesty giver, a cut-and-runner, and he negotiated with terrorists. Why is Ronald a hero to conservatives?