Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Perry campaign strikes back at Ron Paul | Iowa Independent

Perry campaign strikes back at Ron Paul | Iowa Independent - Lynda Waddington:

Sep. 6, 2011: "A newly released ad by Ron Paul‘s presidential campaign took a swipe at Rick Perry’s Democratic roots while emphasizing Paul’s links to President Reagan.... The Perry campaign has uploaded a screen shot of page 11 of the March/April 1987 Libertarian Party News. The page features the text of a letter sent to Frank Fahenkopf, then-chairman of the Republican National Committee, by Paul, who made the switch from GOP to Libertarian.

“In the letter, Paul discusses how he supported Reagan in 1976 and again in 1980, but “since 1981 … [has] gradually and steadily grown weary of the Republican Party’s efforts to reduce the size of the federal government.”
"Since then Ronald Reagan and the Republican Party have given us skyrocketing deficits, and astoundingly a doubled national debt.... Tax revenues are up 59 percent since 1980 ... due to four giant Republican tax increases ... since 1981.... government spending has grown 10.4 percent per year since Reagan took office, while the federal payroll has zoomed by a quarter of a million bureaucrats.

It was tragic to listen to Ronald Reagan on the 1986 campaign trail bragging about his high spending on farm subsidies, welfare, warfare, etc.... Reagan’s foreign aid expenditures exceed Eisenhower’s, Kennedy’s, Johnson’s, Nixon’s, Ford’s and Carter’s put together....
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1 comment:

  1. Amazingly, the Perry camp is calling this a 'repudiation of Reagan's philosophy.' It's more the case that the actions Paul mentioned were that repudiation. At least the advance posting gives Paul time to work on an answer before the Reagan Library debate.