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Che Guevara - Hero 2012/08/21 11:06:29
YES.. Ronald Reagan Was One Of The WORST Presidents In US History
YES..Ronald Reagan Was A Liar And A Crook
YES, Ronald Reagan Was Hypocritical And Dishonest
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Rave If You Think Ronald Reagan Was One Of The WORST Presidents In US History

1. Reagan cut taxes for the Rich, increased taxes on the Middle Class -

Ronald Reagan is loved by conservatives and was loved by big business throughout his presidency and there's a reason for it. When Reagan came into office in January of 1981, the top tax rate was 70%, but when he left office in 1989 the top tax rate was down to only 28%. As Reagan gave the breaks to all his rich friends, there was a lack of revenue coming into the federal government. In order to bring money back into the government, Reagan was forced to raise taxes eleven times throughout his time in office. One example was when he signed into law the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982. Reagan raised taxes seven of the eight years he was in office and the tax increases were felt hardest by the lower and middle class.

2. Tripling the National Debt -

As Reagan cut taxes for the wealthy, the government was left with less money to spend. When Reagan came into office the national debt was $900 billion, by the time he left the national debt had tripled to $2.8 trillion.

3. Iran/Contra -

In 1986, a group of Americans were being held hostage by a terrorist group with ties to Iran. In an attempt to free the hostages, Ronald Reagan secretly sold arms and money to Iran. Much of the money that was received from the trade went to fund the Nicaragua Contra rebels who were in a war with the Sandinista government of Nicaragua. When the scandal broke in the Untied States it became the biggest story in the country, Reagan tried to down play what happened, but never fully recovered.

4. Reagan funded Terrorists -

The attacks on 9/11 by al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden brought new attention to international terrorism. All of a sudden, Americans coast to coast wore their American flag pins, ate their freedom fries and couldn't wait to go to war with anyone who looked like a Muslim. What Americans didn't realize was that the same group that attacked the United States on 9/11 was funded by Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. Prepping for a possible war with the Soviet Union, Ronald Reagan spent billions of dollars funding the Islamist mujahidin Freedom Fighters in Afghanistan. With billions of American dollars, weapons and training coming their way, the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden took everything they were given and gave it back to the United States over a decade later in the worst possible way imaginable.

5. Unemployment issues -

When Ronald Reagan came into office 1981, unemployment was at 7.5%. After Reagan cut taxes for the wealthy, he began raising taxes on the middle and lower class. Corporations started to ship more jobs out of the United States while hiring cheap foreign labor in order to make a bigger profit. While corporations made billions, Americans across the country lost their jobs. As 1982 came to a close, unemployment was nearly 11%. Unemployment began to drop as the years went on, but the jobs that were created were low paying and barely helped people make ends meet. The middle and lower class had their wages nearly frozen as the top earners saw dramatic increases in salary.

6. Ignoring AIDS -

By the time the 1980s came around, AIDS had become one of the most frightening things to happen to the country in recent memory. No one understood what AIDS and HIV really was and when people don't understand something, they become scared of it. The fear of the unknown was sweeping across the country and Americans needed a leader to speak out about this horrible virus, that leader never came. Instead of grabbing the bull by the horns and taking charge, Reagan kept quiet. Reagan couldn't say the words AIDS or HIV until seven years into his presidency, a leader not so much.

7. Reagan gave amnesty to 3 million Undocumented Immigrants -

In today's GOP, the idea of any immigrant staying in the United States whether they are legal or illegal isn't something that conservatives embrace. What might shock them is that in 1982 Ronald Reagan gave nearly 3 million undocumented workers amnesty. The biggest reason for undocumented workers coming to the United States is because corporations hire them at a cheaper rate than they would an American citizen. All the laws that would have cracked down on companies who hire undocumented workers were, of course, removed from the bill.

8. His attack on Unions and the Middle Class - The Republican war on unions and the middle class has been heating up in states like Wisconsin and Ohio, but it has been going on for a long time. Unions are formed to give a united voice to the workers in an attempt to create fairness between the corporations and their employees. On August 3rd, 1981, PATCO (Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization) went on strike in an effort to get better pay and safer working conditions. Two days later, taking the side of business, Ronald Reagan fired 11,345 workers for not returning to work.

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  • Marlow ~ Let There Be Light 2012/08/21 12:28:31
    All Of The ABOVE
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +103
    None of the above. Ronald Reagan was the BEST president after Washington and Lincoln. Funny isn't it how someone who reveres a murdering Commie like Che Guavera hate Reagan. That is a compliment in itself!!!!

    reagan anti communist

    che communist murderer

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  • Norma Jean Macko 2013/10/22 23:23:57
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    Norma Jean Macko
    I knew when he was elected things would get bad, but 30 years later, I never thought they would be this bad. He destroyed the U.S.A. as I knew it and grew up in. So sad. The worst President we ever had. It would have been better if he where never born.
  • Ferηαηdo Fierce Monster of ... 2012/10/24 16:13:38
    YES.. Ronald Reagan Was One Of The WORST Presidents In US History
    Ferηαηdo Fierce Monster of Phaet
    +1
    And the most overrated.
  • Golden Panther 2012/10/22 23:28:34
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    Golden Panther
    Ronald Reagan was the best president of the last century, no one came close and he had some very bad acts to follow, Jimma Carter, Lyndon Johnson, and Kennedy.
  • Che Gue... Golden ... 2012/10/23 20:59:39
    Che Guevara - Hero
    Wrong AGAIN ! At least you are consistent. lol

    1. Reagan cut taxes for the Rich, increased taxes on the Middle Class -

    Ronald Reagan is loved by conservatives and was loved by big business throughout his presidency and there's a reason for it. When Reagan came into office in January of 1981, the top tax rate was 70%, but when he left office in 1989 the top tax rate was down to only 28%. As Reagan gave the breaks to all his rich friends, there was a lack of revenue coming into the federal government. In order to bring money back into the government, Reagan was forced to raise taxes eleven times throughout his time in office. One example was when he signed into law the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982. Reagan raised taxes seven of the eight years he was in office and the tax increases were felt hardest by the lower and middle class.

    2. Tripling the National Debt -

    As Reagan cut taxes for the wealthy, the government was left with less money to spend. When Reagan came into office the national debt was $900 billion, by the time he left the national debt had tripled to $2.8 trillion.

    3. Iran/Contra -

    In 1986, a group of Americans were being held hostage by a terrorist group with ties to Iran. In an attempt to free the hostages, Ronald Reagan secretly sold arms and money to...

















    Wrong AGAIN ! At least you are consistent. lol

    1. Reagan cut taxes for the Rich, increased taxes on the Middle Class -

    Ronald Reagan is loved by conservatives and was loved by big business throughout his presidency and there's a reason for it. When Reagan came into office in January of 1981, the top tax rate was 70%, but when he left office in 1989 the top tax rate was down to only 28%. As Reagan gave the breaks to all his rich friends, there was a lack of revenue coming into the federal government. In order to bring money back into the government, Reagan was forced to raise taxes eleven times throughout his time in office. One example was when he signed into law the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982. Reagan raised taxes seven of the eight years he was in office and the tax increases were felt hardest by the lower and middle class.

    2. Tripling the National Debt -

    As Reagan cut taxes for the wealthy, the government was left with less money to spend. When Reagan came into office the national debt was $900 billion, by the time he left the national debt had tripled to $2.8 trillion.

    3. Iran/Contra -

    In 1986, a group of Americans were being held hostage by a terrorist group with ties to Iran. In an attempt to free the hostages, Ronald Reagan secretly sold arms and money to Iran. Much of the money that was received from the trade went to fund the Nicaragua Contra rebels who were in a war with the Sandinista government of Nicaragua. When the scandal broke in the Untied States it became the biggest story in the country, Reagan tried to down play what happened, but never fully recovered.

    4. Reagan funded Terrorists -

    The attacks on 9/11 by al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden brought new attention to international terrorism. All of a sudden, Americans coast to coast wore their American flag pins, ate their freedom fries and couldn't wait to go to war with anyone who looked like a Muslim. What Americans didn't realize was that the same group that attacked the United States on 9/11 was funded by Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. Prepping for a possible war with the Soviet Union, Ronald Reagan spent billions of dollars funding the Islamist mujahidin Freedom Fighters in Afghanistan. With billions of American dollars, weapons and training coming their way, the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden took everything they were given and gave it back to the United States over a decade later in the worst possible way imaginable.

    5. Unemployment issues -

    When Ronald Reagan came into office 1981, unemployment was at 7.5%. After Reagan cut taxes for the wealthy, he began raising taxes on the middle and lower class. Corporations started to ship more jobs out of the United States while hiring cheap foreign labor in order to make a bigger profit. While corporations made billions, Americans across the country lost their jobs. As 1982 came to a close, unemployment was nearly 11%. Unemployment began to drop as the years went on, but the jobs that were created were low paying and barely helped people make ends meet. The middle and lower class had their wages nearly frozen as the top earners saw dramatic increases in salary.

    6. Ignoring AIDS -

    By the time the 1980s came around, AIDS had become one of the most frightening things to happen to the country in recent memory. No one understood what AIDS and HIV really was and when people don't understand something, they become scared of it. The fear of the unknown was sweeping across the country and Americans needed a leader to speak out about this horrible virus, that leader never came. Instead of grabbing the bull by the horns and taking charge, Reagan kept quiet. Reagan couldn't say the words AIDS or HIV until seven years into his presidency, a leader not so much.

    7. Reagan gave amnesty to 3 million Undocumented Immigrants -

    In today's GOP, the idea of any immigrant staying in the United States whether they are legal or illegal isn't something that conservatives embrace. What might shock them is that in 1982 Ronald Reagan gave nearly 3 million undocumented workers amnesty. The biggest reason for undocumented workers coming to the United States is because corporations hire them at a cheaper rate than they would an American citizen. All the laws that would have cracked down on companies who hire undocumented workers were, of course, removed from the bill.

    8. His attack on Unions and the Middle Class - The Republican war on unions and the middle class has been heating up in states like Wisconsin and Ohio, but it has been going on for a long time. Unions are formed to give a united voice to the workers in an attempt to create fairness between the corporations and their employees. On August 3rd, 1981, PATCO (Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization) went on strike in an effort to get better pay and safer working conditions. Two days later, taking the side of business, Ronald Reagan fired 11,345 workers for not returning to work.
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  • Golden ... Che Gue... 2012/10/23 21:11:37
    Golden Panther
    Hey Che, did your mother ever tell you less is more. The icing on the cake is that the more is your imagination running amok or you are mendacious cretin.
  • Che Gue... Golden ... 2012/10/24 07:58:51
    Che Guevara - Hero
    I guess that is you way of saying you incapable of making an intelligent argument. But thanks for stopping by.
  • John Hall Che Gue... 2012/10/24 15:03:44
  • Che Gue... John Hall 2012/10/25 02:57:02
    Che Guevara - Hero
    The House and Senate pass Bills. The PRESIDENT signs them into LAWS. You aren't the sharpest knife in the drawer. lol
  • John Hall Che Gue... 2012/10/25 04:35:50
    John Hall
    Apparently your not either because it was the democrats who came up with the bills that he signed into those laws . Again blame Reagan for signing blame democrats for coming up with them .
  • Che Gue... John Hall 2012/10/25 04:55:23 (edited)
    Che Guevara - Hero
    Reagan was a joke.

    Did a Democrat Congress make Reagan trade weapons for hostages with terrorists ? NO

    Did a Democrat Congress make Reagan secretly finance the Taliban ? NO

    Did a Democrat Congress make Reagan cut and run from Beirut when 230 Marines were killed ? NO

    reagan taliban
  • John Hall Che Gue... 2012/10/25 15:04:16
  • John Hall John Hall 2012/10/25 15:12:07
    John Hall
    Let me also add this have you seen who Obama has shook hands with and helped with supplying weapons .
  • Guru_T_Firefly 2012/10/20 12:46:49
    YES.. Ronald Reagan Was One Of The WORST Presidents In US History
    Guru_T_Firefly
    +1
    If Reagan hadn't started the dirty economic snowball rolling, America would be in much better shape today.
  • John Hall 2012/10/19 23:12:49
  • Che Gue... John Hall 2012/10/24 08:00:43
    Che Guevara - Hero
    If you think of something intelligent to say please stop back by and post it. We wouldn't want everyone to think you are an ignorant redneck.
  • John Hall Che Gue... 2012/10/24 14:55:59
    John Hall
    If you think Reagan was one of the worst presidents then you would have to also say that the democrats who controlled the house and senate for regains presidency would be one of the worst .
  • Che Gue... John Hall 2012/10/25 02:57:50
    Che Guevara - Hero
    Poor Excuse. The House and Senate pass Bills. The PRESIDENT signs them into LAWS.
  • Average Joe 2012/10/19 22:00:49
    All Of The ABOVE
    Average Joe
    +1
    Loaded questions suck as I usually avoid them like the plague and take the double-digit IQ Republicans to task for such behavior but I'll bite and risk hypocrisy this one time ... his first term he was one of the best presidents ever, his second term he was one of the worst, one of the most crooked, lying, pathetic, sneaky, law-breaking presidents we ever had.
  • Chris- Demon of the PHAET 2012/10/19 22:00:03
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    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
  • Contard... Chris- ... 2012/10/23 20:41:33
  • Chris- ... Contard... 2012/10/23 20:43:04
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    +2
    LMAO!!!
  • WankerBait 2012/10/19 21:48:51
    All Of The ABOVE
    WankerBait
  • Contarded Guru Chickenhawk 2012/10/19 21:38:40
  • Chris- ... Contard... 2012/10/19 22:00:38
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    +2
    Haven't seen you in a while. Hope all is well. :-)
  • Contard... Chris- ... 2012/10/19 22:09:28
  • Chris- ... Contard... 2012/10/19 22:48:08
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    +2
    Good luck. I ran a small business for many years. Say goodbye to life as you know it. lol...
  • Contard... Chris- ... 2012/10/23 19:56:55
  • Chris- ... Contard... 2012/10/23 20:35:06
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    +2
    Best of luck! :-)
  • AdLib 2012/09/28 16:18:07
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    AdLib
    +3
    We will be feeling the effects of his FAILED policies for decades to come, unless we vote these greedy corporate backed republicans out!
    reagan voodoo economics
  • GOP Poison 2012/09/23 23:05:17
    YES.. Ronald Reagan Was One Of The WORST Presidents In US History
    GOP Poison
    +1
    Ronald Reagan raised taxes 11 times in 8 years and ALL were middle class tax hikes.MY taxes went up 50 dollars a week and that was in 1984. He started taxing the tip you give your waitress,he cut off the interest deduction and started taxing people on their dis-ability insurance payments. EVERY job in China is there because of Reagans "Great American Expansion" which gave tax breaks to corporations that expanded overseas. The republicans are so proud of that program that they have scrubbed it from every source.It will tell you that he instituted it but you will play hell finding out what it was. I KNOW what it was because MY job was one of those that left here.He was an awful president for the American worker.
  • nbarton2 2012/09/17 19:16:46
    All Of The ABOVE
    nbarton2
    Typical Liberal nonsense: It took Reagan, with help from Paul Volcker, less than three years to get the economy booming after the Carter-era malaise.

    While Reagan cut taxes for the rich in 1980, when the top statutory income tax rate went up to 70 percent, the share of income taxes paid by the top 1 percent of taxpayers was just 19.3 percent. After Ronald Reagan's tax cut of 1981, which reduced the top rate to 50 percent -- a massive give-away to the wealthy according to those on the left -- the percentage of income taxes paid by the top 1 percent rose steadily and by 1986 the top 1% were paying 25.7%. Why? because his policies closed tax loopholes that allowed those rich to get away with not paying taxes

    While the Reagan years added $1.4 trillion to the federal debt; that much is fact. That is a small figure when you consider that market value of American assets in 1981 was around $16 Trillion and this had doubled to $33 Trillion by 1989 when he left office. That is a bump of $17 Trillion in American assets in 8 years. While Reagan made defense a priority during his term and amped up the military spending yet he shattered the Soviet Union and allowed the for the reduction in military spending and defense spending; which can be attributed to the end of the Cold War.

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    Typical Liberal nonsense: It took Reagan, with help from Paul Volcker, less than three years to get the economy booming after the Carter-era malaise.

    While Reagan cut taxes for the rich in 1980, when the top statutory income tax rate went up to 70 percent, the share of income taxes paid by the top 1 percent of taxpayers was just 19.3 percent. After Ronald Reagan's tax cut of 1981, which reduced the top rate to 50 percent -- a massive give-away to the wealthy according to those on the left -- the percentage of income taxes paid by the top 1 percent rose steadily and by 1986 the top 1% were paying 25.7%. Why? because his policies closed tax loopholes that allowed those rich to get away with not paying taxes

    While the Reagan years added $1.4 trillion to the federal debt; that much is fact. That is a small figure when you consider that market value of American assets in 1981 was around $16 Trillion and this had doubled to $33 Trillion by 1989 when he left office. That is a bump of $17 Trillion in American assets in 8 years. While Reagan made defense a priority during his term and amped up the military spending yet he shattered the Soviet Union and allowed the for the reduction in military spending and defense spending; which can be attributed to the end of the Cold War.

    Iran-Contra while the facts may be a bit skewed the truth is that although some laws had been broken, and Reagan's image suffered as a result of Iran-Contra, his popularity rebounded. In 1989 he left office with the highest approval rating of any president since Franklin Roosevelt. (Wouldn't call that NEVER fully recovered); note that we have done this type of thing in many countries example: Panama, we put Torrijos and then Noriega in power with weapons and training then later needed to take him out.

    While Reagan funded Afghanistan against the Soviet Union; who by the way were our enemy in the 1980's for those too young to remember or who can't remember having to train to fight Soviet soldiers or Communists. So to say that Reagan needed to have the foresight to know that these "freedom fighters" were going to turn into our enemy. He took a very bold stance against terrorism especially when he took office against Iran when president-elect, Ronald Reagan took a bold stance against Iranian hostage takes and the leadership He called the Iranian captors "criminals and kidnappers" and he called the political leaders "kidnappers." If they understood from his insults, he added, "that they shouldn't be waiting for me [to take office], I'd be very happy."

    Reagan inherited high unemployment and a dreadful economy yet the unemployment rate steadily decreased during his term and note in August 1982, the median length of unemployment was 8.7 weeks; also the Daily Kos ranks President Reagan as Number 2 as reducing unemployment the most to least behind President Clinton. While claiming that he raised taxes on the middle class that is a Liberal and media tactic that is generally splayed out because when people hear raised taxes they think of income tax, when in truth he made changes to the tax code and ended some deductions and didn't really increase taxes nor did he decrease taxes on the wealthy without closing loopholes ensuring that they paid more in taxes. That 11% unemployment rate was the highest point during the recession caused by economic policies and budgets created by the

    I won't even address AIDS; why because little was understood at the time of the disease and while many of may decry his silence understand that the 1980's wasn't a particularly popular time for a person to be gay whether you agree or not.

    Reagan said in the 1984 debate with Mondale "I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though some time back they may have entered illegally," This amnesty was a “one time” thing in an effort to clamp down on security at the border; therefore in 1986 the Immigration Reform and Control Act was signed.

    Reagan didn't take the side of big business when he intervened in the PATCO, their walking out was akin to a police or firefighter strike and inherently illegal for Federal employees to strike. He made an example of them as a President, he was pro union and made every effort to support unions and unions knew this. As governor of California, Reagan also signed the law that allowed municipal workers — in other words, public employees — the right to bargain collectively.

    The attack on the middle class is just absurd rewritten history, the middle class was strengthened by higher wages and more spending money than they had previously, while there were increases in gas tax and other items such as cigarettes and alcohol. The revamp of the tax code allowed for better tax rates for the middle class.
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  • KrisD87. 2012/08/27 22:36:42
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    KrisD87.
    +2
    ALZHEIMER'S. that's all
  • rt 2012/08/26 01:02:39
    YES.. Ronald Reagan Was One Of The WORST Presidents In US History
    rt
    +2
    He began the destruction of the middle class.
  • nbarton2 rt 2012/09/17 19:19:09
    nbarton2
    You are obviously misled
    The attack on the middle class is just absurd rewritten history, the middle class was strengthened by higher wages and more spending money than they had previously, while there were increases in gas tax and other items such as cigarettes and alcohol. The revamp of the tax code allowed for better tax rates for the middle class.
  • rt nbarton2 2012/09/17 22:33:16
    rt
    +2
    The middle class was destroyed when he started breaking unions. In 1967 the middle class share of aggregate income was 30% and there was 30% union participation. Now since the breaking union trend has taken over the middle class share of aggregate income is near 10% along with a 10% union participation. Unions declined after their strength was gutted. Without the union strength the other 20% of aggregate income flowed to the top and is the major cause of income disparity.
  • nbarton2 rt 2012/09/17 23:32:12
    nbarton2
    He broke one union that was the illegal strike by air traffic controllers; I wouldn't call that a trend. Those controllers were federal employees and knew it was against the law to strike and were given time to return to work and refused and as such were fired and replaced. Much like police officers and other security personnel these people knew they could not just strike and leave the country without air traffic controllers; which would have kept people off work for a long while. Sorry you want to revise history.
  • rt nbarton2 2012/09/17 23:37:53
    rt
    +2
    History is not being revised - he started it - domino effect
  • nbarton2 rt 2012/09/17 23:44:22 (edited)
    nbarton2
    I wouldn't say that union busting has been going on for the last 30 years but if you think that he was wrong than you believe that police, firefighters and other safety personnel also have the "right" to strike and put people in jeopardy. These people broke the law and he fired them plain and simple I do not see that "union busting" as his intent.
  • rt nbarton2 2012/09/18 00:37:55
    rt
    +2
    Sometimes there has to be a line that you can't cross. Sometimes, as in the case of the air controllers, the strike is over safety concerns. They were forced to work too many hours and felt they were putting aircraft in jeopardy by not getting enough rest. Strikes aren't always over money and benefits. The government wouldn't staff the towers fully until after the strike when they hired more workers. If these people who have these dangerous essential jobs are willing to put their lives on the line and die doing their jobs for the common good I feel they should be able to make reasonable demands and strike if they are not met. Good negotiators always find ways to prevent strikes.
  • nbarton2 rt 2012/09/18 16:42:04
    nbarton2
    The strike was over wages and a 32 hour work week while not unreasonable the AFL-CIO had no problem stepping over the picket line to take up the jobs. These people knew they were breaking the law, were given ample opportunity to return back to work and could have resumed negotiations while working as many other safety and security personnel and yet chose against that approach leaving little in the way of options or other Federal employees may have taken this same route.

    Funny how the ramifications are all on Reagan's action but not on PATCO"s decision to strike. These people all signed affidavits of employment as Federal employees not to strike and to do so was terms for dismissal and ineligibility for Federal service. These union bosses made a decision and it reverberated down the line because Reagan always negotiated from a position of power, he set a deadline, gave his ultimatum and followed through to do anything less makes him an ineffectual leader.
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