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

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    9 9.89%
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    No, I mean with respect to economic and fiscal metrics.
    You know, the points I raised?
    You asked what did Reagan do during those years. To which years are you referring?
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Second worst is still bad.
    In this post, you just admitted Reagan is the worst president of all.

    LMAO!!!!



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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    TurtleDude, I agree with you about the size of government. It is way too large and is totally inefficient. However, back when I was a small boy and this nation was number one, after WWII, those high 90% tax rates were only imposed on the highest portions of income, in a progressive manner. Adjusted for inflation, if Reagan had not succeeded in eliminating those highest rate levels, today's billionaires would still be billionaires, but the taxes on the middle class would have been much less of a burden, and those of us in the middle class would be better off relatively. The troublesome widening divide between the super rich and the rest of us would not be quite so horrific. Sorry I did not make his point originally.

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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    This may come as a surprise to you but the rich (and talented) have the habit of making themselves richer. They don't need a President or a government for that.
    Interesting that they spend such an obscene amount of money to ensure corporate stooges are elected, then.
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Lincoln and Washington are undoubtedly number 1 and 2. Reagan was a middling President and not in the same ballpark as either of those.
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    In this post, you just admitted Reagan is the worst president of all.

    LMAO!!!!


    I'm gong to assume that you are intelligent enough to know what I was talking about. Should I not give you that much credit?
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Lincoln and Washington are undoubtedly number 1 and 2. Reagan was a middling President and not in the same ballpark as either of those.

    Were you around when Reagan replaced Carter?

    I'd agree with you that Washington was a visionary and a great President in an interesting time. I would add Lincoln to your list.

    The thing I remember most about the Reagan election is that feeling of despair that most people felt under Carter and the morning after the election watching the news and feeling that their was hope again. Honestly, that's what I felt and why I like Reagan. The country did recover from the Carter presidency and that hope turned into a pretty good eight years.
    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler

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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Were you around when Reagan replaced Carter?

    I'd agree with you that Washington was a visionary and a great President in an interesting time. I would add Lincoln to your list.

    The thing I remember most about the Reagan election is that feeling of despair that most people felt under Carter and the morning after the election watching the news and feeling that their was hope again. Honestly, that's what I felt and why I like Reagan. The country did recover from the Carter presidency and that hope turned into a pretty good eight years.
    Lincoln is on my list . I usually rank him #1 and Washington #2.

    I voted for Reagan, 1980 was the first election I was old enough to vote in.

    I agree that he was a vast improvement over Carter, who I felt was a nice guy who was in way over his head. The economy did improve but income taxes were increases and he presided over a large expansion in the War on Drugs, which continues as an unmitigated disaster.
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Lincoln is on my list . I usually rank him #1 and Washington #2.

    I voted for Reagan, 1980 was the first election I was old enough to vote in.

    I agree that he was a vast improvement over Carter, who I felt was a nice guy who was in way over his head. The economy did improve but income taxes were increases and he presided over a large expansion in the War on Drugs, which continues as an unmitigated disaster.
    Largely agree however I kind of see the war on drugs as defense of culture. I agree some penalties for simple possession are overly severe but generally I don't think anesthetizing the populace is a positive move for society.
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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?
    I didn't answer your poll because who was the 'greatest' is so subjective and in the eye of the beholder. But I have lived a good long life--hopefully to continue a bit longer--and therefore have been aware of many presidents. And for me, none of them could stir the sense of 'can do' or possibilities or appreciation for liberty and practical values like a Reagan speech could do and can still do to this day. He had a great capacity to make people believe and aspire to greater things. I believe he embodied and promoted the spirit of liberty, opportunities, options, and self governance better than any other President ever.

    Does that make him the greatest? Again that depends on what criteria one uses to determine greatness.

    But did he lift the concept of the greatness of a free people to new heights? I believe he certainly did.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR5Akmygncc
    "I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776

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