Mr. Wolf asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 10 years ago

How is President Obama doing compared to the Republican standard bearer Ronald Reagan?

Ronald Reagan signed the bill into law that granted amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. (The Immigration Reform and Control Act 1986) When President Reagan signed the bill, he declared, "It will remove the incentive for illegal immigration."

Reagan signed the largest peacetime tax increase in American history into law. (Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982)

The national debt almost tripled while he was President.

The deficit almost tripled while he was President.

He had an unemployment rate above 10% for 10 straight months. Sept. 1982 to June 1983

He made a disastrous decision to send troops to Lebanon cost the lives of 241 American service members ( 220 Marines)

His approval rating were in the low 40’s at this time in his presidency.

Reagan may have resisted calls for tax increases, but he ultimately supported them. In 1982 alone, he signed into law not one but two major tax increases. The Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) raised taxes by $37.5 billion per year and the Highway Revenue Act raised the gasoline tax by another $3.3 billion. According to a recent Treasury Department study, TEFRA alone raised taxes by almost 1 percent of the gross domestic product, making it the largest peacetime tax increase in American history. An increase of similar magnitude today would raise more than $100 billion per year." The National Review

National Review (NR) was founded by the late author William F. Buckley, Jr. If you are a true Conservative you know who he was.


"The fiscal shift in the Reagan years was staggering. In January 1981, when Reagan declared the federal budget to be "out of control," the deficit had reached almost $74 billion, the federal debt $930 billion. Within two years, the deficit was $208 billion. The debt by 1988 totaled $2.6 trillion. In those eight years, the United States moved from being the world's largest international creditor to the largest debtor nation." The Washington Post

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Presidential Approval Ratings History

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  • 10 years ago
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    Not to mention the thousands upon thousands of Americans who died unnecessarily and very painfully because the entire time Reagan was in office he denied there was such a thing as AIDS/HIV so because of him and his supporters there were no Federal dollars appropriated for research, care, or prevention, retarding America's possible hope of finding a cure.

    Reagan lied and thousands of Americans died.

    Clinton lied and nobody died.

    Bush lied and thousands of Americans died...

    Gee - could this be a pattern to teach us never to vote for a Republican again?



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  • 3 years ago

    Regan became great if no longer the wonderful President in modern circumstances obumbler is the worst you for have been given to indicate he ha on no account crated a unmarried job in his existence been the main secretive, the main unqualified individual ever for something tripled the national debt, performed greater golfing took greater holiday trips thrown greater lavish social gathering that all of the presidents. obumbler is a obuffon

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  • 10 years ago

    Night and day. Opposites. Regan was a great president. Obama sux.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    So are you saying we should have amnesty again because the man you hate did it before?

    Yeah that makes a lot of sense....

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    10 years ago

    Pretty good.

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  • 10 years ago

    way better.

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