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Forget Reagan, Let’s Bring Back Coolidge

KPar Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:57 AM
Read Amity Shlaes book, "The Forgotten Man" before you celebrate Hoover and Roosevelt. Would a normal recession of 18-24 months been worse than the ten plus years of the Great Depression? The stock market did not actually return to where it had been until 1954!
Tom1639 Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 9:23 PM
...and the more government regulates; the more harm they do to the job market. Thomas Paine said it best: "Beware the greedy hand of government, thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry".
Tom1639 Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 9:20 PM
Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 10:00 AM
Notredamemom is absolutely wrong. The answer to "her" question is YES!. But with qualifications. What they did was the opposite of what they should have done. Had they done nothing at all the recession would have been over and done with. Just like now the spending and debt of the federal government is stopping the economy from getting going again. Every time the government raises taxes it reduces jobs. Every time the spend more than they have they create inflation which makes everything more expensive.

Bought any gas or food lately?

As you can see here and here, I’m a huge fan of Ronald Reagan.

But it’s not just that the Gipper had good rhetoric. He also did a decent job of restraining spending and he significantly lowered marginal tax rates.

Combined with other pro-market reforms and his stalwart willingness to rein in inflation, as well as the fact that his policies led to the collapse of the evil Soviet Empire, I don’t think it’s...