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Republicans disagree with Reagan

Reagan and Obama agree on the Buffett Rule. I guess Republicans will oppose anything Obama does, even if it means disagreeing with their Saint Ronnie.

UPDATE: Picking up on this, Obama has offered to change the name of the bill to the “Reagan Rule“:

Some years ago, one of my predecessors traveled across the country pushing for the same concept. He gave a speech where he talked about a letter he had received from a wealthy executive who paid lower tax rates than his secretary and wanted to come to Washington and tell Congress why that was wrong.

That wild-eyed socialist, tax-hiking class warrior was Ronald Reagan. I know that position might disqualify him from the Republican primaries these days, but what Ronald Reagan was calling for then is the same thing that we’re calling for now … And if it will help convince folks in Congress to make the right choice, we could call it the Reagan rule instead of the Buffett rule.



  1. Dan wrote:

    Reagan also said that freedom can only exist where labor unions are allowed. (Labor Day 2000)

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 10:28 am | Permalink
  2. Patricia wrote:

    This is what comes from living in your very own echo chamber chamber chamber

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Permalink
  3. just me wrote:

    Unless, Dan, you consider that PATCO deal in 1981.

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Permalink
  4. eyesoars wrote:

    Obama’s apparently now calling this proposal the ‘Reagan Rule’. Heads exploding in 3, 2, 1…

    Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Permalink
  5. Iron Knee wrote:

    Thanks Eyesoars, I added that to the post.

    Friday, April 13, 2012 at 7:10 am | Permalink