Democrats... suddenly the party of Ronald Reagan?
House Democrats today released this new ad featuring The Gipper delivering his Presidential Radio Address on September 26, 1987. I'll admit, it's a smart political tactic using conservatives' favorite president to support their own case in the debt debate. However, it's probably also worth noting that in the same address which fought back against pressure from Congress to make debt concessions, Reagan added:
For those who say further responsible spending reductions are not possible, they are wrong. For those who say the only choice is undermining our national security at a time when the United States is close to an agreement with the Soviet Union on reducing nuclear weapons, they are wrong. For those who say more taxes will solve our deficit problem, they are wrong. Every time Congress increases taxes, the deficit does not decrease, spending increases. It's time for a clear and consistent policy to reduce the Federal budget deficit.