Ronald Reagan was a very popular president. But these videos show that Ronald Reagan raised taxes on the poor while decreasing taxes on the rich, gave amnesty to 3 million illegal aliens, added nearly 3 billion dollars to the national debt and his administration was involved in the Iran–Contra affair.
By the end of his term, 138 Reagan administration officials had been convicted, had been indicted, or had been the subject of official investigations for official misconduct and/or criminal violations. More details here
Rand Paul caught knocking GOP’s false saint Ronald Reagan
Rachel Maddow shows how Republicans worked to inflate Ronald Reagan’s image to the point that they’re stuck canonizing a politician they don’t necessarily agree with or else spinning a story not supported by the facts of history.
GOP Reagan myths unsettled by facts
Will Bunch, senior writer at the Philadelphia Daily News and author of “Tear Down This Myth” talks with Rachel Maddow about how Republicans are burdened by the exalted image of Ronald Reagan that they created.