Yeah But Teddy look at what happened, He was able to become President and he literally changed nothing in terms of deficit spending and fiscal solvency, I use solvency rather than responsibility because we are still solvent, and never responsible, the opening of his speech sounds exactly like a speech you will hear a (R) make today. But 50 years after Reagan made this speech, it sounds like it was spoken yesterday.
I believe Reagan was an idealist, but an idealist surrounded by greedy puppeted self serving non idealistic crooks, and not knowing how to keep those types of people out of your **** is perhaps the worst combination for anyone.
When he was given the keys to the car he drove it off the road,
and I voted for him twice, mind you.
People claim he controlled inflation, that is a complete and utter lie.
My sister bought a home after getting married in 1979 for 28,000, In 1989 she sold it for 132,000
Now that all sounds great, wow she made a profit right? Not really because her next house similar in size and quality cost her roughly $180,000 so the mortgages basically offset.
So thats a 10 year inflation increase of roughly 200% so did he control inflation? the answer is clearly no.
(Just so we are clear if you double a number say 28 to 56 thats a 100% increase
28 to 56 to 112 that's a 200% increase, I only say this because people sometimes get this equation muddled)
His cabinet and advisers still stands as the most criminally indicted administration in the history of the United States. And remember Bush was president after Reagan so there was no witch hunt from a Democratic administration.
He made deals with terrorists nations (Iran)
We were attacked in Beirut and he did virtually nothing in response.
This standing congress and president will not change anything they will simply tweak the system a tiny bit and claim success. There needs to be a common sense party, I believe things the D & R wont make any changes that mean anything major to the general population.
NeoCons tout a silly isolationism while Corporations spout on about global economy the 2 ideas are diametrically opposed and will never reconcile but the 2 wander around the political landscape as if they haven't ever met.
Global economy only refers to countries we can pay **** wages to and treat workers like prisoners.
You never hear of someone from the US opening a manufacturing plant in a country like England or France.
People argue for Fiscal responsibility but never question defense contractors who in the last 10 years alone have been caught committing fraud to the tune of a Trillion dollars, and when they do get caught, they pay a half percentage point back in fines and then get awarded an even larger contract the next year, Now if you argue to trim the defense budget by a red cent you will be accused of gutting the military and being a traitor to the country. I believe Eisenhower was right about the Military Industrial complex.
I would say we need to put some laws into place that would have immediate effects,
1st. term limits for everyone senators, congressman Governors, mayors, everyone.
2nd. Punitive corruption laws, If an elected official is convicted of corruption, which to me is The ultimate act of betraying the common good.
We need to treat that like Treason with severe punishment, Im talking "pound you in the ass" jail time. and the person can never hold public office or work for any type of lobbying company.
3rd Campaign Finance and Lobbying reform
"Corporations are people, my friend" need I say more.
and any Laws on personal freedoms should simply work on this basis.
You can do anything you want as long as it doesn't infringe on someone else's personal freedoms.
I want to run a Campaign similar to Richard Pryor in Brewsters Millions
Vote: None of the above
Last edited by joechristo; October 6th, 2012 at 10:18:30 AM..