Senator Johnson Honors President Ronald Reagan

Senator Ron Johnson released the following statement today in honor of the anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday this Sunday:

“Simply put, Ronald Reagan was the greatest President of my lifetime. He had the extraordinary gift of distilling a complex set of problems into a solution that  people could understand and rally around.

“Faced with the combination of a sluggish economy, high unemployment, and incredibly high interest rates and inflation, he recognized that government was not the solution, but a major part of the problem.  So he set out to limit the size of government by dramatically reducing taxes.

“Working with a Democratic Congress, he enacted real tax reform that reduced the top tax rate to 28%.   As a result, for a brief period of time, we were actually 72% free.  This landmark achievement ushered in two decades of peace and prosperity.

“We will serve his legacy well by remembering this history, and honoring the principals that defined him as one of our nation’s finest leaders.”