Candidates Channeling Reagan Don’t Talk About Tax Increases

Candidates Channeling Reagan Don’t Talk About Tax Increases

A video of President Ronald Reagan plays during the Republican presidential debate sponsored by Bloomberg and The Washington Post in Hanover, New Hampshire, on Oct. 11. President Reagan, regarded as a conservative, small government icon by many Republican voters, would have trouble surviving the party's current nomination process because of his willingness to go along with tax increases, some tax historians say. Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg