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Why do people continue to think Reagan was a good president when he created what we have now?

Reagan sold out America. He exported our jobs oversees thru his free trade initiative. Destroyed unions and the middle class and created the seeds for American oligarchy. He started our exorbitant debt by giving tax breaks to the rich without reducing spending (esp. military spending). His tax breaks serve the same thing as deficit spending when spending isn't reduced. Reagan was the pits. When will people wake up to this fact.

Asked By: Change Now - 8/30/2010
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Actually Clinton got us into this mess by forcing banks to loan money to people who couldn't pay them back. Regan created 20 million jobs, lowered inflation and unemployment, had the largest peacetime economic growth ever, created doubled revenues to the government with the tax cuts, and won the Cold War. What has... More
Answered By: UH DUUUUUH! - 8/30/2010
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Anybody who thinks Reagan was a bad president wasn't born yet when Carter was the president.
Answered By: gws35 - 8/30/2010
 
You are wrong. Also you do know that the democrats ran the congress then and they refused to cut spending.
Answered By: Romac - 8/30/2010
 
I get it! Blame Bush failed so now it's Blame Reagan. I think I'll just Blame Obama
Answered By: Livin La Vida Loca - 8/30/2010
 
Hey, he was just doing what he was told to do by the PNAC.
Answered By: Ed - 8/30/2010
 
He had to export our jobs because greedy unions were jacking up prices. Why should some junkie on an assembly line get paid 80k a year?
Answered By: Gunner56 - 8/30/2010
 
Reagan is needed more now than then.....
Answered By: Observer - 8/30/2010
 
He was good for his time, coarse it's his admin's fault that our Defense bill is so hefty.
Answered By: Dylan \m/ - 8/30/2010
 
OK, I agree. Spending should be cut.,
Answered By: Bill G IV - 8/30/2010
 
Dont blame Reagan. He was a great president. Remember he started the largest period of economic growth in the history of the country. Its the demy's fault. Notice the economy tanked when they took over congress in 2006.
Answered By: "Stonewall" Buster 3.0 - 8/30/2010
 
And yet it was Bill Clinton who signed NAFTA and our trade deal with China.. go figure.
Answered By: How_Would_I_Know - 8/30/2010
 
I am not sure where you are getting your information from , but he did none of those things. Clinton, with NAFTA and creating the sub-prime mortgage practice, did far worse.
Answered By: Joe Dangelo - 8/30/2010
 
u got a point, more ppl shud listen to you and take note.
Answered By: Da Best - 8/30/2010
 
I agree with you. I wrote in my journal the day after Reagan got elected that the world was going to blow up the next day...because even at 15 I could see through his lies. I refuse to call the National Airport anything but that...even though technically it's the Reagan National Airport. Yuk.
Answered By: Caroline - 8/30/2010
 
I SEE YOU ARE BUYING THE LIBERAL LIES ABOUT REAGAN.
Answered By: Warren T - 8/30/2010
 
Clinton signed NAFTA and current banking deregulations. Nice try.
Answered By: Johnny on the Spot - 8/30/2010
 
No, the facts are never going to be enough, when the hater-of-the-poor is involved. But people have the right to their opinion. And sometimes, their opinions show their true colors.
Answered By: Pacifest - 8/30/2010
 
mr regan wasn't the pits as you have just LiED here. one of the things that made the regan years was mrs nancy Regan. she talked him into a second term didn't want itt.ffirecioely/ loyaldedicateddit was nancy regan in my opinion that madeRooneyy. will never be a more fighting determined , firstLadyy like nancy.... More
Answered By: Michael Sinclair - 8/30/2010
 
Plus he made budget cuts to education planting seeds of ignorance for the next generation of Republican voters .
Answered By: bluechristy - 8/30/2010
 
Reagan won the Cold War without firing a shot- the greatest achievement of the last 50 years easily... More
Answered By: John H.. - 8/30/2010
 
If you think Reagan was bad, I wonder what you think about Obama and FDR as well as Carter? Reagan was better by miles! MR
Answered By: Moody Red, American Patriot, - 8/30/2010
 
Govt revenues doubled after the Reagan tax cuts. Deficits are caused by too much spending. Check the facts
Answered By: jaker - 8/30/2010
 
They DO worship at the altar of Reagan. And I also heard that Nancy Reagan initiated the meeting with Gorbachev, so that he would have a greater legacy.
Answered By: Milhouse - 8/30/2010
 
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