The Sad Legacy of Ronald Reagan

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    The Sad Legacy of Ronald Reagan

    From the crazy libertarian types over at right wing mises institute ...

    Even Ford and Carter did a better job at cutting government. Their combined presidential terms account for an increase of 1.4%—compared with Reagan's 3%—in the government's take of "national income." And in nominal terms, there has been a 60% increase in government spending, thanks mainly to Reagan's requested budgets, which were only marginally smaller than the spending Congress voted. - The Free Market: The Sad Legacy of Ronald Reagan

    The hell with Grover Norquist and his pathetic Reagan Legacy Project - How Republicans created the myth of Ronald Reagan - Bill Clinton - Salon.com

    Monday, Feb 2, 2009 05:28 ET
    How Republicans created the myth of Ronald Reagan
    With the Gipper's reputation flagging after Clinton, neoconservatives launched a stealthy campaign to remake him as a "great" president.



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    And Crack Cocaine....Thanks Reagan!
     
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    Tar and Feather Murdoch and his a-hole son!
     
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    It is also true that out of the top five big spenders of the 20th century, 4 were Republicans. There is a huge gap between rhetoric and policy, which is unfortunate. As a Republican, that is what I am hoping to change within the party.
     
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    puff puff give....
     
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    While I probably disagree with you philosophically, I must say I respect your dedication, insight, and honesty here.

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    Is it really possible that all the triumphant declarations that the Reagan tax cuts led to a revenue boom — declarations that you see in highly respectable places — are based on nothing but a failure to make the most elementary corrections for inflation and population growth? Yes, it is. I know we’re supposed to pretend that we’re having a serious discussion in this country; but the truth is that we aren’t. - Reagan and revenue - NYTimes.com
     
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    Unfortunately, the megarich elitist Pubs who run the GOP will never allow it...you're being misled by them, only since 1865...
     
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    The OP is yet another idiot take on the Reagan era, which simply dumps out raw numbers without analyzing the horrendous foreign and domestic situations Reagan inherited from the disastrous Carter administration. Noithing to see here, folks, move along.
     

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