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

Reagan's disastrous decision to send troops to Lebanon cost the lives of 241 American service members ( 220 Marines)

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

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." Boy was he wrong!

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.

Ronald Reagan presided over two of the biggest currency interventions in history. The Plaza Accord of 1985, when the world's major governments met to strengthen the yen and weaken the dollar and the Louvre accord of 1987.

Update:

Statement on Signing the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/198...

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  • 9 years ago
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    Yeah I know!!! Reagan was doing such a bad job that he only won 525 electoral votes and 49 states in the 1984 election. The biggest electoral landslide in US history. Terrible president.....TERRIBLE!!

    Reagan did such a bad job that from 1981-1989 only 21 million jobs were created, revenues to the treasury doubled from 500 billion to one trillion, everyone's tax rates were reduced and the unemployment rate was under 6% when he left office.

    But let's give Obama time. I'm sure he will be able to duplicate the Reagan presidency....NOT!!!

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Too bad Reagan won't be on the ballot. If Reagan was so bad how did he beat the hell out of Mondale with a 49 state landslide? Ya think Obama is going to be treated the same in his reelection bid?

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  • lapan
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    3 years ago

    Regan became into large if no longer the appropriate President in cutting-edge cases obumbler is the worst you for have been given to point he ha on no account crated a single job in his existence been the main secretive, the main unqualified individual ever for something tripled the national debt, performed extra golfing took extra holidays thrown extra lavish occasion that each and all the presidents. obumbler is a obuffon

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    So you are just letting us know that Reagan got a worse mess from Carter than Obama did from Bush and done a better job getting us out of it

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Seems like you forget Reagan only signed amnesty for illegals because the Democrats lied to him saying they would help close the border

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  • 9 years ago

    Ronny was a figure head. Barry is a senior bureaucrat, like a Prime Minister in a minority government. He does not have the power to do what is needed to solve the problems like Ronny did.

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  • 9 years ago

    I thought Obama was clone from the skin cells on Reagan's back.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Obama is not doing too well even when compared to Jimmy Carter.

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