Monday, February 7, 2011

Writing the history books and/or pulling the strings

A couple of interesting post about Reagan -

10 Things Conservatives Don't Want You to Know About Reagan
"As governor of California, Reagan “signed into law the largest tax increase in the history of any state up till then.” Meanwhile, state spending nearly doubled. As president, Reagan “raised taxes in seven of his eight years in office,” including four times in just two years."

Remembering Ronald Reagan -- The Man Not the Icon
"It's not hard to understand why conservatives would be angry with a president who has dramatically increased the federal debt, passed multiple tax increases, championed immigration reform, and selected a female moderate-at-best Supreme Court justice. Such a president could hardly expect his approval ratings to do much better than 50 percent. On this 100th anniversary of the birth of conservative icon Ronald Reagan, a president who has violated conservative principles so thoroughly has to be particularly enraging. Except that the president just described was Ronald Reagan."

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