Reagan and the Tea Party

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Registered: 04-05-2011
Reagan and the Tea Party
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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 9:51pm

The presidential administration of Ronald Reagan revised the tax code and supported increasing taxes on corporations and wealthy Americans. The Tea Party, who purports Reagan to be one of their predecessors, actually supports the opposite: that is, cutting taxes on the wealthy and corporations. In some sense, then, Tea Partiers might be said to be even further to the right of President Reagan.

How do you suppose Tea Party members might reconcile this difference? And what do you think about taxes on corporations and the wealthy?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-11-2011
Sun, 04-24-2011 - 6:41pm

The Reagan platform was one where people prospered in a unified manner moreso than with other Republicans of that era's clique.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-04-2011
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 3:50pm

Abortion is a Constitutional right?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-2010
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 2:05pm
Yeah, I know...that pesky Constitution.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-04-2011
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 1:21pm

*** Just as no one can force you to put your body in harm's way, the same goes for forcing women to undergo a pregnancy against her wishes. The fact of the matter is that pregnancy is a risky proposition for women and they either choose to risk their body and health to carry a child to term or they don't.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-2010
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 1:07pm
Just as no one can force you to put your body in harm's way, the same goes for forcing women to undergo a pregnancy against her wishes. The fact of the matter is that pregnancy is a risky proposition for women and they either choose to risk their body and health to carry a child to term or they don't. Based on that, the courts have determined that the rights of women trump those of the unborn because they can't both have equal rights while the fetus is occupying space in the woman's body. The born take precedence over the unborn.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-04-2011
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 12:51pm

Actually, by my logic you wouldn't be...hence my explanation that you wouldn't be.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-2010
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 9:16pm
By your logic, yes, you would be.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-04-2011
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 8:56pm

You aren't proactively killing someone else when you refuse to donate a kidney.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-2010
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 7:06pm
Nope. Just like you aren't "intentionally taking away someone else's right to life" when you refuse to give them your kidney or your blood, even though you're a perfect match.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-04-2011
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 5:06pm

It's funny that liberals consider abortion to be a "right"...when the reality is that they enjoy that "right" by intentionally taking away someone else's right to life.

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