Wednesday, October 29, 2008

David Gergen on Reagan's Socialist Tendencies.

David Gergen has been the most honest Republican on display throughout this election. Here he takes on McCain and Palin's ludicrous claim that Obama is a Socialist:

Gergen: Now, one of the most effective popular programs we've had in the last three decades. It's called the earned income tax credit. It's a program whereby, if you're a working person, a working couple and you're below the poverty line, the government will actually give you money. That's a redistributed program. It's a program which takes money from the upper classes and gives it to the lower -- to the working poor.

Now who started that program? The earned income tax credit? Ronald Reagan. It was one of the -- it was an achievement of the Reagan administration that Bill Clinton then built on.
Palin probably doesn't know how ludicrous she is being, but it's hard to believe that John McCain doesn't. He's simply stopped caring as to whether what he says is true or false.

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