Reagan raised taxes eleven times, negotiated with terrorists
Edited version of The Gipper bears little resemblance to reality
The present day Conservatives may honor and constantly invoke him, but it is their edited image of him, not the real Reagan. They want to remember a magical creature that was not real then, and is not now.
Reagan was for unions, for raising taxes (11 times), for giving complete amnesty to illegals, for negotiating with terrorists (Iran), and was responsible for exploding the budget by nearly 150%, and for empowering Saddam and Bin Laden
"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy. Do you think the millionaire ought to pay more in taxes than the bus driver or less?"