For Reagan to be as Great as FDR

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    He would have had unemployment like this:

    1981: 24.9, 1982: 21.7%, 1983: 20.1%, 1984: 16.9%, 1985: 14.3%, 1986: 19.0%, 1987: 17.2%

    and he would have let blacks get ebola and have it go untreated for 20 years, just to see what happens.

    That's how Progressives measure Greatness
     
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    he also would have started soviet internment camps.
     
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    I think both guys are placed way too high on the altar by their respective fans. I voted for Reagan both times but he was far from the image so many now have of him; imho anyway, FDR was just a big government statist, interesting that Reagan supported him .
     
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    OMG! You're right! And threaten to pack the court too!
     
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    Only in the netherworld of right wing "thinking" could the President who defeated the Nazi's be so maligned.
    Since Reagan's "theory" that if you cut rich people's and corporation's taxes and increased military spending you would end up with a "balanced budget", this country has borrowed over twelve trillion dollars. The vast majority of it BEFORE President Obama was elected. The only President in the last thiry years to balance a budget was President Clinton. Reagan and the Bushes never vetoed any spending bills so put away your phony talking points about the Democrats spending.

    In 1979 the US was the greatest producer of finished goods in the world. We are now the greatest imported of finished goods. The US at that time was the greatest crediter nation in the world. Now we are the greatest debter nation.

    Reagan and his policies ushered in what has been called the "Conservative Era". It's been great for capitalists, but for ordinary Americans it has been a disaster.

    If you think more of the same is the answer, then vote for the RepuliCONs. When wages continue to fall you can look at yourself in the mirror and ask "How gould I have been so stupid?"
     
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    Depends on who does the rating of something, "one man's trash is another man's treasure" is more than an old saying.
     
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    when i was going through middle school, the founding fathers and christopher columbus were heros.

    now the fathers are rich white slaveowners who didn't want to pay their taxes and columbus' greatest accomplishment was genocide.

    perceptions change.
     
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    The fact that we know now that some of the Framers owned slaves does not detract from their remarkable accomplishments.

    No one's life should be judged entirely on their worst deeds.

    Some of us are mature enough to understand that great people were not always great.
     
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    Given the fact that no Republican President since Teddy Roosevelt has been respected by history, it only stands to reason that the Republicans would choose to rewrite that history rather than remake their flawed party
     

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