They have over the years, and likely would have again, just like Ford.
Yes, Ford didn't take the "bailout" money, and the stock, after going
down to under $2 is up to around $11 the last I looked. Thanks for the
"bailout" Obama, you communist bastard... Can't say it enough...
The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.
Would this be the Reagan under whom the national debt went from $700 billion
to $3 trillion? The Reagan under whom America went from being the world's
largest creditor to the largest debtor nation? The Reagan under whom the
trade deficit grew, and on whose watch the S&L Crisis occurred? The Reagan
of whom his Secretary of the Treasury said, "In the four years that I served
as Secretary of the Treasury, I never saw President Reagan alone and never
discussed economic philosophy or fiscal and monetary policy with him
one-on-one....The President never told me what he believed or what he wanted
to accomplish in the field of economics." That Reagan?
Ain't it amazing how people see only what they want to see, and remember
only what they want to remember? Left or right it's the same, history gets
edited to suit ideology.
Yup, Reagan was the first conservative who wasn't necessarily a FISCAL
conservative. I may be way off, but I thought the S&L crisis happened
on the first Bush's watch??
Now, I was young back then but Reagan was the first president I ever
voted for. From what I can remember, we were in a bad way. Interest
rates were around 20% whenever he took office. The stock market took
a huge crash. I remember standing in line a local McDonald's where
the line of people went around the building one-and-a-half times for
ONE job within the store. It was that bad.
Again, I was young, but how did he create that deficit? I think it
was because he got tax cuts to be pushed thru. And, yes, he increased
military spending but the military was in SHAMBLES. One thing the
Federal Government IS responsible for is the military and it was in a
state of disrepair whenever he came in (along with a lot of other
things). (And to be fair, Ford got a broken government from Nixon and
he fixed it pretty good, in retrospect, but he passed along a still
impaired government to Carter who did his best to water it down before
he passed it along to Reagan).
Let's think a bit......seems to me he is not allowed to make law
himself, so he had to have Congress pass it for him. If I remember
correctly, he did this with a DEMOCRATIC Congress. In the end, it was
CONGRESS who created the deficit, not Reagan himself.
And in the end, is was the DEMOCRATIC-ONLY CONGRESS who pushed this
monstrosity called Health Care thru and there was absolutely *NO*
reaching across the aisle. Gee, no wonder why people are angry.
You are right: it is amazing how people see only what they want to
see and remember only what they want to remember.
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