John, generally good stuff except for that blarney about Reagan overhauling Soc Sec w/ the dems. That bill was nothing more than a "tax 'em more, kick it down the road" legislation. Well, we are now "down the road" and Soc sec/Medicare is still a budget busting mess. Reagan had a chance to really do something by eliminating the dept of Ed and privatizing soc sec and he blinked. Please get off this worship of RR. He was no god nor a true republicans, having significantly raised taxes 3 times in his admin and acquiescing to the democrats in Congress to continue the vast overspending.