On this the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth, we’re hearing much from conservatives about how he cut taxes as President.
In truth, it’s a bunch of bunk.
Reagan “raised” taxes 11 times during his Presidency, according no less a conservative than former Sen. Alan Simpson (r-Wyo), who noted Reagan’s understanding that sometimes taxes had to be increased. And, his biographer Douglas Brinkley said the tax-cutters of today are continuing this “false mythology.” This is all from a report on NPR on Feb. 4. Listen to it at http://www.npr.org/2011/02/04/133489113/Reagan-Legacy-Clouds-Tax-Record