View Poll Results: Was Ronald Reagan the best President of the all times?

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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Reaganomics Vs. Obamanomics: Facts And Figures - Forbes



    The article is well done, I'd post the whole thing if it was good form.


    The "Reagan recovery" (false stats aside) came from massive increases in government spending, hiring, and debt accumulation. Are you saying Obama should have matched Reagans pace in those metrics?

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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by ConsvLiberal View Post
    In 1984 Ronald Reagan got the best result in history of the United Staates Of America. The Reaganomics were popular all around the world. Do you think that he was the greatest President of the United States?

    He is arguably the worst president in American history. He also didn't get the best result in American history. Both Johnson in 1964 and FDR in 1936 got a larger percentage of the popular vote. In fact Reagan was surpassed in that by LBJ, Nixon, and Warren Harding. Not really a list of extraordinary presidents (though FDR is the greatest modern president, so it is not bad being behind him). FDR also got a higher percentage of electoral votes than Reagan, but there were fewer total electoral votes at the time, so Reagan has a larger total. So since FDR surpassed Reagan in both cases, can we then agree that he was actually the greatest president? Or does your illogical logic not work in this instance, since it goes against your partisan preconceptions?

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    Just because he fundamentally strengthened the economy, won the Cold War and had a wonderful voice?

    The economy has been significantly worse since he was president. He had a minor role to play in ending the Cold War. And the wonderful voice part I imagine is a way for you to say he is likable and charming, which is actually true. Awful president, but a really likable guy.
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Reagan was the best President of my lifetime. Of course that isn't saying much, since I was born when JFK was President, and all Presidents from him onward, including him, were less than mediocre, if not awful...except Reagan.

    I can safely say that he was one of the country's greatest leaders and he had many accomplishments as President. But not sure if he was the best President ever.

    What were his accomplishments? And please don't say he won the Cold War, because I can't deal with that absurd nonsense anymore. He was certainly charming and likable, but there was nothing of value he accomplished. He destroyed decades of American prosperity built on the back of a flourishing middle class, and started the restructuring of the economy to benefit almost solely the wealthy. A trend which continued under Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Obama.... But it was Reagan who started us down that unimaginably terrible path. He was a truly awful president for that reason alone. His place at the forefront of the neoliberal revolution along with Margaret Thatcher, puts him in a position where he should be completely scorned. Few things (with the possible exception of the war in Iraq) have been more destructive to American interests over the last decades.
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    The "Reagan recovery" (false stats aside) came from massive increases in government spending, hiring, and debt accumulation. Are you saying Obama should have matched Reagans pace in those metrics?
    From the link: Reagan economic policy

    1. Cut tax rates to restore incentives for economic growth, which was implemented first with a reduction in the top income tax rate of 70% down to 50%, and then a 25% across-the-board reduction in income tax rates for everyone. The 1986 tax reform then reduced tax rates further, leaving just two rates, 28% and 15%.

    2. Spending reductions, including a $31 billion cut in spending in 1981, close to 5% of the federal budget then, or the equivalent of about $175 billion in spending cuts for the year today. In constant dollars, nondefense discretionary spending declined by 14.4% from 1981 to 1982, and by 16.8% from 1981 to 1983. Moreover, in constant dollars, this nondefense discretionary spending never returned to its 1981 level for the rest of Reagan’s two terms! Even with the Reagan defense buildup, which won the Cold War without firing a shot, total federal spending declined from a high of 23.5% of GDP in 1983 to 21.3% in 1988 and 21.2% in 1989. That’s a real reduction in the size of government relative to the economy of 10%.


    3. Anti-inflation monetary policy restraining money supply growth compared to demand, to maintain a stronger, more stable dollar value.
    Opposed to Obama stimulus, bail outs, too big to fail and constant pumping resulting in weak growth and the longest recovery in American history.
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    From the link: Reagan economic policy



    Opposed to Obama stimulus, bail outs, too big to fail and constant pumping resulting in weak growth and the longest recovery in American history.

    LOL, from your link
    The Reagan recovery started in official records in November 1982, and lasted 92 months without a recession until July 1990, when the tax increases of the 1990 budget deal killed it. This set a new record for the longest peacetime expansion ever, the previous high in peacetime being 58 months.
    what did "Reagan" do during THOSE years, and why does the author ignore them?

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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by olebamadude View Post
    Reagan had the best Presidential personality of those who have come along in my lifetime. However, when he eliminated the top tax brackets, from 93 per cent down to about 35 per cent, in the name of tax "simplification" (this was before anyone thought to use the term 'class warfare'), he began an era that continues through the present. His actions have greatly widened a gap between the ultra-rich and everyone else. It will take another Teddy Roosevelt to reverse Reagan's success.
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    LOL, from your link


    what did "Reagan" do during THOSE years, and why does the author ignore them?
    He acted as president, ended the cold war, maintained a stable currency, saved lots of trees by not printing tons of currency.
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Jimmy Carter was a far better president. No, I'm not joking.

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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    He acted as president, ended the cold war, maintained a stable currency, saved lots of trees by not printing tons of currency.
    No, I mean with respect to economic and fiscal metrics.
    You know, the points I raised?

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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Jimmy Carter was a far better president. No, I'm not joking.
    Second worst is still bad.
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