Surprise, Governor Reagan! Look what I left for you.
Cut his! No, his! — The finger pointing begins.
Yes, he did. And now you’re a spoiled brat! Suck it up; I will be cutting your allowance.
This one is my favorite. Wish you were here to do it again, Mr. Reagan.
Imagine that, a politician who kept his promises!
Let’s Become Old-Fashioned
“WHAT GOES UP must come down” is a phrase which can’t help but date you.
Chances are you were molded and shaped in the pre-rocket era when what went up really did come down.
And chances are you believed the same thing about taxes. They might go up every now and then, but as more and more persons contributed and things got better, taxes were likely to come down.
No doubt about it. Things are very different today.
What goes up doesn’t necessarily come down.
That applies to rockets as well as to taxes. Maybe even more so to taxes than rockets.
REPUBLICAN Gov. Ronald Reagan likewise dates himself when he tries to trim bureaucracy before levying new taxes. Consider these “old-fashioned” words spoken by the governor last week:
“I’m still sitting here, little stubborn me, insisting that more figures be shown to prove the need of all the taxes we’re talking about. I want to have it shown to me in dollars and cents that everyone of them is absolutely necessary.
“I don’t want to add a tax on because I found out, and this is true of any government, including our own, that governments don’t tax to get the money they need.
Governments always need the money they get. And I’m interested in us not getting the money unless it’s proven that we need it.”
Terribly old-fashioned isn’t he.
THERE’S A RUMOR that he even believes in the law of supply and demand. That law, of course, has been out of vogue for ages.
In big government what goes up keeps going up.
And the taxpayer supplies as much as the government demands.
Gov. Edmund G. Brown never had any trouble adjusting to this “modern” way of life.
What’s with Reagan? He isn’t even trying.
Daily Review (Hayward, California) Feb 12, 1967