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    Re: Sarah Palin to Contribute to Fox News

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Yes, as do the majority of Americans.

    During the 80s, my income tripled. I could not buy a house when Regan was elected because interest rates were 18%. A few years later, my family bought our first house with a 12% interest rate, then 4 years later another at 8%.

    Inflation was low.
    Unemployment dropped throughout his presidency.
    Americans became happy and proud of their country again.
    Income taxes dropped significantly.

    Yep, that was a GREAT decade.

    Do you know of ANY president that did not have people in their administration that got into legal trouble?? Shall we discuss Clinton's?
    Great Decade? Hardly.
    '80 to '84 sucked and '88 to '92 sucked. Reagan had a good four years and that is all. When he left office the country fell into recession

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    Re: Sarah Palin to Contribute to Fox News

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Yes, as do the majority of Americans.

    During the 80s, my income tripled. I could not buy a house when Regan was elected because interest rates were 18%. A few years later, my family bought our first house with a 12% interest rate, then 4 years later another at 8%.

    Inflation was low.
    Unemployment dropped throughout his presidency.
    Americans became happy and proud of their country again.
    Income taxes dropped significantly.

    Yep, that was a GREAT decade.

    Do you know of ANY president that did not have people in their administration that got into legal trouble?? Shall we discuss Clinton's?
    Great post, Gill, and right on! Millions and millions of Americans experienced exactly the same thing you experienced. Millions experienced the misery index under Carter and benefited from the free markets that Reagan promoted and fueled with the tax cuts.

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    Re: Sarah Palin to Contribute to Fox News

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Great post, Gill, and right on! Millions and millions of Americans experienced exactly the same thing you experienced. Millions experienced the misery index under Carter and benefited from the free markets that Reagan promoted and fueled with the tax cuts.
    Bush Sr didn't benifit from it. He had to deal with the reccession that lasted 14 months.
    I agree . We had four great years. Then it all hit the fan.

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    Re: Sarah Palin to Contribute to Fox News

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Great post, Gill, and right on! Millions and millions of Americans experienced exactly the same thing you experienced. Millions experienced the misery index under Carter and benefited from the free markets that Reagan promoted and fueled with the tax cuts.
    The only thing that carter did well :P

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    Re: Sarah Palin to Contribute to Fox News

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Great post, Gill, and right on! Millions and millions of Americans experienced exactly the same thing you experienced. Millions experienced the misery index under Carter and benefited from the free markets that Reagan promoted and fueled with the tax cuts.
    The misery index was worse under Nixon/Ford. Remember the Arab oil embargo and the wage and price freeze? Carter inherited the misery index just as Reagan did the first four years.

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    Re: Sarah Palin to Contribute to Fox News

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    I post facts. Not distorted, partisan or biased. They are all part of the historical record.
    You on the other hand are a totally biased partisan that ignores reality so you can have a hero to worship. I prefer to live in the real world.
    You really should read about the period for it seems like you were either sleeping or smoking something other than tobacco during the Reagan administration.
    The facts that concerned at the time were the interest rates I was paying for my home, the cost of living, the threat that Russia and Iran posed to our security, and rising unemployment that threatened our very economic security.

    I am 63 years old, which I believe is older than 56. I lived the period of time, I don't need to read a book telling me what I experienced. My facts consisted of my bank balance and my financial portfolio along with the threat Carter's economic policy had on my family. I wasn't smoking anything nor did I buy the arguments against Reagan then just like I don't buy them now.

    Nothing is ever going to satisfy some people including you but the attitude in this country changed, the pride that people had, the sense of personal financial gain never was higher than it was during that time and rightly so. People could take care of themselves again, personal income skyrocketed, interest rates dropped,and dependence on the govt. was lessened.

    There was a reason for the outpouring of love and respect for Reagan during his funeral. It looks to me like it was you smoking something instead of taking advantage of the opportunities presented. The majority in this country got it, some never will.

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    Re: Sarah Palin to Contribute to Fox News

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    The misery index was worse under Nixon/Ford. Remember the Arab oil embargo and the wage and price freeze? Carter inherited the misery index just as Reagan did the first four years.
    There was never a higher misery index than there was during Carter. Carter had an Oil Problem in 79. Nixon had his in 73. The misery index has been around for decades but really got the publicity during the Carter years and the Carter economic policy was a disaster.

    Interesting how you claim specific periods of time sucked. The only period of time that ever sucked for me was the Carter years. Reagan put me in position to recover from Carter and survive the first couple years of Clinton. From that point on, I took control of my own life and never blamed someone else for mistakes I personally made. Too bad others place blame on the President while ignoring their own impact on their economic conditions.

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    Re: Sarah Palin to Contribute to Fox News

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    The misery index was worse under Nixon/Ford. Remember the Arab oil embargo and the wage and price freeze? Carter inherited the misery index just as Reagan did the first four years.
    No, sorry, the misery index was worse during 79-80

    The United States Misery Index By Year

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    Re: Sarah Palin to Contribute to Fox News

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    Have you read the political history of the USSR? The reason it fell in no way had anything to do with Ronald Reagan, and saying something as wacko as "he ended the cold war" is ill founded
    Have you?

    East-West tensions increased during the first term of U.S. President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985), reaching levels not seen since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis as Reagan increased US military spending to 7% of the GDP.[citation needed] To match the USA's military buildup, the Soviet Union increased its own military spending to 27% of its GDP and froze production of civilian goods at 1980 levels.[citation needed] Reagan furthermore supplied Afghan warriors with Stinger missiles which cost the US only $1 billion annually, but which cost the Soviet Union as much as $8 billion annually in military losses.[citation needed] Finally, Reagan also actively hindered the Soviet Union's ability to sell natural gas to Europe whilst simultaneously actively working to keep gas prices low which served to keep the price of Soviet oil low and further starved the Soviet Union of foreign capital. This "long-term strategic offensive" which "contrasts with the essentially reactive and defensive strategy of containment" accelerated the fall of the Soviet Union by encouraging it to overextend its economic base.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History...5%E2%80%931991)

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