Mickey Kaus examines the legacy of the welfare queen often talked about by Ronald Reagan during his presidential career.
What Levin documents with deadpan detail is that Taylor wasn’t that bad. She was much, much worse–a multitasking con artist who, in addition to routinely bilking the welfare state, quite possibly murdered someone and kidnapped at least one baby and generally left a stunningly long trail of misery and death.
Old Lib CW: Reagan was wrong because his “bogus” story was “a gross exaggeration of a minor case of welfare fraud.” (Paul Krugman)
New Lib CW: Reagan was wrong because his accurate story minimized Taylor’s crimes!
Fraud fires up the voters who tire of seeing their tax money wasted.
It's why they feel Taxed Enough Already.