Ed Driscoll

LIFE IMITATES WALTER MONDALE:[In 1984],

LIFE IMITATES WALTER MONDALE:

[In 1984], with the nation facing huge deficits, Mondale told the voters that a raise in taxes was inevitable. “Mr. Reagan will raise taxes, and so will I,” he said. “He won’t tell you, I just did.” It was a disastrous strategy. Reagan promised prosperity, a strong defense, and balanced budgets without raising taxes. On election day, he lost forty-nine states and carried only MN and DC. Assessing the results, Mondale commented, “Reagan was promising them `morning in America,’ and I was promising a root canal.”

John Kerry, in 2003:

“We have to either roll back or prevent the top end of Bush tax cuts from taking place