Did the economic policies of Ronald Reagan condemn America to a slow decline, both economic and politically?

Think about it. He broke the controlers union, with industry was continued doing ever since. And what we have is illegal immagnant laborers increasing filling construction jobs at much lower wages. And also has lead to a wholesale relocation of much of industrial base overseas. De-regulation was a 'KEY' component to his economic plans. We have it now, and what do we have. Increasingly we have foriegn owners of our utilities and ever higher prices, in a more monopolistic business environment than ever. He has forever pushing tax-cuts. Which meant that vital routine amintainence on critical infastructure was put-off. Now we have undersixed and understrength highways. Water and sewer systems that are falling and need to be replaced in many areas. Undersized railroad network that is also increasingly owned of shore. His obsection with defeating the 'Bear in the Woods' blinded him to the real social and economic problems in Asia and Africa. His "Great Comunication" skills hid much.

Asked By: P F R - 5/10/2006
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Your argument is belied by cold, hard facts: Under Reagan's policies, the US had one of only two really decent growth periods since the mid sixties... More
Answered By: Kaz - 5/10/2006
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Yes what a wonderful question
Answered By: gadsen76 - 5/10/2006
His own vice-president, and the current president's father, called Reagan's economics policies "voodoo economics." He was right. Dubya, however, listened to Reagan and not his own father, perpetuating the defeat of great enemies and tax cuts, which just get us further into debt (owned by other countries).
Answered By: WellTraveledProg - 5/10/2006
Yes, believe me, poverty was "in" when he was pres.,too.
Answered By: CityGirl - 5/10/2006
Absolutely, Reagan was disastrous for this country. And I didn't think I'd see as bad a president in my life time, but old Dubya has him beat... More
Answered By: lip11 - 5/10/2006
slow decline...what c****e papers and stations have you been getting your news from...our country is growing and adapting to changes quicker than any other country in the world...we are the superpower because we change and adapt so quickly...we manage information at our will and ...gee, just think about this...we have... More
Answered By: rfjanssen - 5/10/2006
Yes... More
Answered By: drfun96 - 5/10/2006
What nut cases. The economy won't respond immediately to any presidents policies. The growth or decline of the economy is buffered with the exception of a 911 disaster... More
Answered By: Rock Hunter - 5/10/2006
Answered By: bigdaddy297814569 - 5/10/2006
While I agree the nations passenger rail services are undersized and under-supported -- especially considering the handouts airlines get and the funding of other programs -- there is no proof to your statement that private railroads are owned off shore... More
Answered By: DTMTRR89 - 5/14/2006
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