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  • John F. Kennedy

    15 16.30%
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    1 1.09%
  • Richard Nixon

    2 2.17%
  • Gerald Ford

    2 2.17%
  • Jimmy Carter

    2 2.17%
  • Ronald Regan

    34 36.96%
  • George Bush Sr.

    3 3.26%
  • Bill Clinton

    24 26.09%
  • George W. Bush

    4 4.35%
  • Barack Obama

    5 5.43%
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    Re: Who was the best president of the last ten

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I'll take two of those three agains, but I would be comfortable with C. Christie. And it is still 38.7 months away. See why we need a 6-year term? I like two of them, not one. And then up the House to 3 years and have a better denominator.
    I wouldn't argue with that - the ability of your President to govern for the times and for the short-term future is hampered by their need to try to accomplish too much in too short a time and they become irrelevant far too quickly. Like great companies, great countries shouldn't need to shuffle the deck at the top just for something to do.
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    Re: Who was the best president of the last ten

    I voted Clinton, mostly due to his foreign policy - considered, moderate and effective - although I have to say that the name that came to mind first was Slim Pickens.
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    Re: Who was the best president of the last ten

    Wouldn't taxes eventually reach zero? How does that work North of the border? I would love to see Obama go toe-to-toe with Congress once a day when in session. Whenever that is. Mr. Can'tor? Can you hear me? Can you schedule more than 126 days next year? Please?
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    Government ALWAYS has more money than it actually needs to perform the functions it is mandated to perform. However, with more money comes wandering and wondering and governments then venture into areas they are not mandated to perform and thus they discover they need more money.

    It is ALWAYS the right time to reduce taxes and tighten the belt and focus of government.

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    Re: Who was the best president of the last ten

    Exactly. And we never hear people talk about how every other Country and Entity in this World can and does use this against us. And look at the economic trench, between terms. Hostages released to start a new term. Inability to overlap foreign policy, as we hear today with IKE/JFK.
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    I wouldn't argue with that - the ability of your President to govern for the times and for the short-term future is hampered by their need to try to accomplish too much in too short a time and they become irrelevant far too quickly. Like great companies, great countries shouldn't need to shuffle the deck at the top just for something to do.

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    Re: Who was the best president of the last ten

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I voted Clinton, mostly due to his foreign policy - considered, moderate and effective.
    The day he rained down bombs on Iraq to distract from the impeachment hearings my belief in this country died
    and there was the whole Yugoslavia thing

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    Re: Who was the best president of the last ten

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Wouldn't taxes eventually reach zero? How does that work North of the border? I would love to see Obama go toe-to-toe with Congress once a day when in session. Whenever that is. Mr. Can'tor? Can you hear me? Can you schedule more than 126 days next year? Please?
    No, taxes need not go to zero - taxes need only go low enough to cover the mandated responsibilities of a particular level of government. Both in your country and mine, we could be lowering taxes gradually for decades and still have more money coming in than is necessary, that's how over taxed we are at all levels.

    I'll tell you what though, if we could get governments to agree to limit spending to mandated areas, I'd be in favor of keeping taxes at current levels until we pay off the deficits we've incurred and not leave them for our children and children's children. That we keep spending and keep racking up additional debt is criminal.
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    Re: Who was the best president of the last ten

    JFK, Reagan, and Clinton are leading -- no surprise there.
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    Re: Who was the best president of the last ten

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I have to say that even though he is one of the last ten George W Bush shouldn't even be on the list.

    I'm not going to say that he's the worst ever, but he's mighty close to the bottom of the list.
    He didn't do a terrible job. He handled the war on terror well unlike a certain muslim (Obama)
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    Re: Who was the best president of the last ten

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    JFK, Reagan, and Clinton are leading -- no surprise there.
    I was expecting JFK and Regan to lead, I thought Clinton would get in the middle
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    Re: Who was the best president of the last ten

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    No, taxes need not go to zero - taxes need only go low enough to cover the mandated responsibilities of a particular level of government. Both in your country and mine, we could be lowering taxes gradually for decades and still have more money coming in than is necessary, that's how over taxed we are at all levels.
    I believe our growth in population and technology precludes a decrease in the budget. I'll always refer back to Sen. Coburn's plan for now. Where are the jobs bills House? REAL jobs bills! No Trans. or Farm bills. Good one.

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