Column on Reagan tax legacy draws fire and support

News Sentinel readers posted some interesting comments on my Sunday column looking at
RONALD+REAGAN.jpghow President Ronald Reagan raised taxes to solve the budget crisis of the 1980s.

For a change, no one directly questioned my sanity.

I appreciate all of those who shared their opinion, although obviously not everyone agreed with my assertion that it will take both spending cuts and tax increases to solve the current budget crisis.

In case you missed it, here’s a link to the column. The comments are definitely worth reading.


In response to the reader who wrote that I “must not be from around here,” I was born and raised in Lousiville, Ky. I lived in Knoxville from 1981 to 1990. Returned to Knoxville in 2004 after spending the previous 10 years in California.

And just to be clear, I didn’t agree with much of “Reaganomics,” but I appreciated his willingness to compromise.