Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Colbert to Cruz - "Reagan raised taxes. Would you"

"No, of course not," Cruz said.
Here it is in context:
...as Cruz talked about trying to bring in so-called "Reagan Democrats" to his campaign on the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," the host wondered: how many of Reagan's policies would Cruz or other candidates agree with?
“Reagan raised taxes, okay. Reagan actually had an amnesty program for illegal immigrants. Neither of those things would allow Reagan to be elected today. So to what level can you truly emulate Ronald Reagan?” Colbert asked Cruz, who wants to lower taxes and is against amnesty. "Could you agree with Reagan on those two things?"
"No, of course not," Cruz said.
I lived through the Reagan era.  I remember what a beating he took on those tax hike. It's that way with most of Reagan's record.  I think he was a great President but his record is not the eptiome of conservatism that a lot of people think it was.  maybe we should learn something from that.
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