Mumbo Jumbo from the Mikester
I will echo RCJohns sentiments on this one also.
Another example of Democrats not telling things in thier whole context, is the classic line: "Ronald Reagan made the biggest increases in military spending in US History and brought the Nation quickly into a recession and gave us the biggest budget deficit in US history.
The proper facts of the matter are this:
Reagan inherited a weak, catatonic country which was headed toward recession anyway. Yes he did spearhead the largest military spending spree ever, and yes he did give us the largest deficit.
But i must say he also was perhaps the only US president in the 20th century who accomplished what he set out to do when elected:
Ronald Reagan won the cold war and it is because our system of govt allows such extreme spending that the Soviets collapsed.
If Carter were re-elected in 1980 i can guarantee there would still be a US/Soviet cold war to this day. "Detente" was getting the world nowhere.
I for one would gladly accept a budget deficit and every other "evil" thing the Republicans have done over a thin-skinned, complacent Democrat-run Govt. that makes new excuses every decade to wash themselves of any responsibility for the messes they create.
Also of note, Reagans HUGE tax cuts in the mid 1980's very effectively eliminated the recession and i do remember quite clearly how strong our economy was from 1985-1990.
Wow, did i go off or what???!!!!
Last edited by GreenNinja; 04-08-2001 at 08:31 PM.