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The End of the Reagan Era?

RHSimard Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 11:45 PM
Reagan was elected at a time not unlike now, and in some ways worse; he had dangerously high inflation and interest rates to deal with (which are, as we read, waiting in the wings now). The nation, and much of the world, had been trying the liberal Keynsian, statist, government-is-all approach and found itself mired in that "malaise" that will forever cloud Jimmy Carter's legacy. In other words, we've been here and done this. Obama has collected the worst mistakes of the pre-Reagan era, the Clinton era (which had its good points, to be honest), and Bush's unfortunate overspending, put them on Lance Armstrong doping and turned them loose. Reagan had the right medicine then. God willing, someone will arrive to dispense it before long.
TROUBLED_CALIFORNIAN Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 12:55 AM
This is a bunch of lunacy.
Right Wing talking points, little substance.

Reagan TRIPLED the national debt!
Top tax rate WAS over 80% when he took office.

He got it down to 50% a couple years later.
Reagan “raised taxes in seven of his eight years in office,”
including four times in just two years.
As former GOP Senator Alan Simpson, who called Reagan “a dear friend,” told NPR,
“Ronald Reagan raised taxes 11 times in his administration — I was there.”

so much for fixing the country. this moron started the demise of the middle class.
MudontheTires Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 2:19 AM
"this moron started the demise of the middle class."

Which explains why California prospered under Reagans Governorship and America prospered under Reagans Presidency. In other words, you are a liar.

PS, try to find sources that have some credibility, unlike NPR.
weardley Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:59 AM
Troubled, I call you out too about your lies. Nothing you have printed has produce a calamity in America. If fact America prospered. I repeat you are a lier as MundontheTires wrote.
katepatate Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:20 AM
I am curious to know whether you were alive during the Reagan years or are you spouting the liberal claptrap you learned in government schools and colleges? NPR as a source? Well, you might as well have used a book of fairy tales to further your argument.
Recovered Lib Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:24 PM
Typical leftist tripe. NPR is far-left.

Not surprised to see you're a Californian. Believe me, I know all about you folks out there.