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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Does debt only matter to you when it occurs during a Republican Administration?
    Yes, when the OP is: "Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?"
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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Nobody is arguing that Reagan was a horrible president, or blaming him for deficits. What i believe the "no" aspect of the spectrum is trying to point out (ad nauseam) is that deficits do matter if someone wants to be considered a fiscal conservative.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    MHO is he did the best he could with what he had to deal with. The Democrats ruled in Congress.
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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilyn Monroe View Post
    MHO is he did the best he could with what he had to deal with. The Democrats ruled in Congress.
    In my humble reality, Republicans controlled the Senate from 1982 until 1987.
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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I cannot intelligently quantify the amount of money required to keep our country safe and neither can anyone else on this forum. I'm not sure what that has to do with libertarianism...
    It has a lot to do with libertarianism. If you basically believe the federal government should be given a blank check for anything they deem as defense - because no one can quantify the amount of money required to keep our country safe, then that is about as anti-libertarian of an argument as it gets.
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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Reagan was a decent president in my opinion, but his rapid expansion of the drug war was anything but a small government principle. Sure as hell not what I would call a "fiscal conservative" principle either... Other than that and a few other things, decent president.

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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Yes, when the OP is: "Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?"
    It would help if you found out where there spending went during the Reagan years and who actually spent the money.

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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    In my humble reality, Republicans controlled the Senate from 1982 until 1987.
    And Democrats controlled the House the entire term, what is your point?

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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Nobody is arguing that Reagan was a horrible president, or blaming him for deficits. What i believe the "no" aspect of the spectrum is trying to point out (ad nauseam) is that deficits do matter if someone wants to be considered a fiscal conservative.
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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    It would help if you found out where there spending went during the Reagan years and who actually spent the money.
    and that information would prove that regan was no fiscal conservative
    it would confirm him to have been a social conservative
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