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Could Ronald Reagan Get Elected Today?

Therightstuf Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 8:51 AM
No. Ronald Reagan started the destruction of the Ameruican middle class thht elected him in the first place.
wmou Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 9:08 AM
So, the middle class was much better off with 18% mortgage rates and 10% inflation.
Therightstuf Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 9:33 AM
The middle class was much better in 1980 than today, Absolutely!
oldervoter68 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 9:49 AM
It was also better off in 1988 than today. Also better off in 2000. (Lived it, so have first hand knowledge). The middle class wasn't destroyed, The upper class did get richer and at a greater % than the middle class, but the economic pie expanded for almost all Americans.
wmou Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 9:50 AM
Banks paid 6% interest on savings and your money depreciated 4% just sitting there. I had friends who were thrilled to get a mortgage under 15%. Just bringing inflation down to 4% gave everybody in the US a 6% raise in income.

It was not until NAFTA, GATT and Expanded Trade with China passed that the middle class took a big hit.
Ronald Reagan Fan Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 9:06 AM
Reagan recreated the middle class destroyed by Jimmy Carters welafre nation and Nixon's Keynesian economics.

You don't know any history-you are totally uneducated
Therightstuf Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 9:23 AM
Look at income inequality in the USA from 1980-21010 and then get back to me, after you get educated, that is?
Patriot155 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 9:31 AM
Therightstuf Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 9:32 AM
You don't know what that is, or how it relates to the strength of the middle class?
I am not surprised!

Popular theory suggests Reagan was too moderate for today’s GOP, but the experts disagree.


From Townhall Magazine's November Perspectives by Kyle Bonnell:

Questioning Ronald Reagan’s electability in today’s political environment has become a preoccupation of today’s liberals. As this story goes, Ronald Reagan was too moderate and compromising for the tea party-infested, intransigent and ideologically rigid Republican Party. But is it true?

Not according to Edwin Meese, President Reagan’s Attorney General.

“If you look at his...

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