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Misremembering Reagan

My new Bloomberg View column is on what Left and Right get wrong about Reagan.

 

President Barack Obama hasn’t had much luck in getting living Republicans to endorse his proposed “Buffett rule,” which would ensure that the highest earners pay a minimum federal tax rate of 30 percent.

To find a Republican supporter he has had to raid Ronald Reagan’s tomb. In a speech on April 11, Obama noted that Reagan, as president, had sought to prevent multimillionaires from paying lower tax rates than bus drivers. . . .

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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