Going for It

Reagan stumps for his tax plan

Following his own exhortation to the nation on tax reform -- "Go for it!" -- Ronald Reagan went. He hit the road last week for Oklahoma City, Atlanta and Birmingham to sell his plan to the people and do a little politicking for Republican Senators up for re-election in 1986. The President not only stressed the themes of fairness and simplicity, which his proposals are designed to promote, but acted as if he were still an outraged political outsider by linking tax reform to his cardinal themes of bashing Washington and shrinking the Federal Government.

In particular, Reagan defended the elimination...

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