Reagan: Making His Big Pitch

Reagan's exhortation on tax reform: "America, go for it!"

Ronald Reagan has a folksy, homespun manner, but neither his policies nor his life-style quite conveys the image of a populist President. Yet there he was on national TV last week and in Colonial Williamsburg, Va., Oshkosh, Wis., and Malvern, Pa., assailing a tax code that "runs roughshod over Main Street America" and calling for an end to "unproductive tax shelters, so that no one will be able to hide in the havens privilege builds." Looking ever more fit and sounding ever more feisty, Reagan relished being back on the road, taking the offense in pursuit of the boldest initiative of...

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