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Oct 9, 2009 6:43 pm



Don't you miss this guy?



'Here's my strategy on the Cold War:
We win, they lose.'- Ronald Reagan

'The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.' - Ronald Reagan

'The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.' - Ronald Reagan

'Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.'
- Ronald Reagan

'I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.' - Ronald Reagan

'The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.'
- Ronald Reagan

'Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.'
- Ronald Reagan
'The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.' - Ronald Reagan

'It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.' - Ronald Reagan

'Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it' - Ronald Reagan

'Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.' - Ronald Reagan

'No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.'- Ronald Reagan

'If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.'

- Ronald Reagan


Oct 9, 2009 7:18 pm

Good stuff! But all talk. Actions speak louder than words.

  I'm not a Reagan fan. He layed off the air traffic controllers. I owned an aviation company at the time and was a commercial pilot as well. Very reckless on his part! I also had a friend who was an air traffic controller. What they were asking for wasn't unreasonable, mostly it was about better working conditions and aircraft safety. Reagan, for all his visionary anti government witicisms, played it just like every conservative hump would have played it. He fired them. And in doing so endangered millions of people. Additionally, the delays caused by his impetuous let me show'em who's boss managment style cost industry billions in lost productivity due to the ensuing slowdown in air traffic flow.
Oct 9, 2009 8:05 pm

BG, your comment demonstrates that what you  perceive as good economics comes down to what you want for yourself (which is good).

I'm trying to remember all of the negative consequences of Reagan's decisions. Actions speak louder than words.
Oct 10, 2009 2:06 am

I cared for the 1st term lucid Reagan…the 2nd term especially the 2nd half of his term not so much.