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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I have no idea what this chart is supposed to show. I prefer BEA.gov information that shows the doubling of GDP, doubling of Govt. revenue and almost 20 million jobs created after taking over an economy with 20 plus interest rates, double digit inflation, and rising unemployment.
    no surprise there. anyone who thinks a 290% increase in debt is better than a 22% increase would certainly have a difficult time recognizing that the republican presidents in that graph are the ones who substantially spent more the government took in
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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    no surprise there. anyone who thinks a 290% increase in debt is better than a 22% increase would certainly have a difficult time recognizing that the republican presidents in that graph are the ones who substantially spent more the government took in
    Careful there bubba,you already have him yappen about Barney Franks...hard tellen what he will try as a diversionary tactic now.
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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by jacksbrat View Post
    I don't think that graph is accurate, it doesn't include off budget items.
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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    no surprise there. anyone who thinks a 290% increase in debt is better than a 22% increase would certainly have a difficult time recognizing that the republican presidents in that graph are the ones who substantially spent more the government took in
    No matter how many times you say it a 1.7 trillion increase in 8 years isn't as much as 3 trillion increase in 2 years. Reagan vs. Obama, the choice is clear.

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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Careful there bubba,you already have him yappen about Barney Franks...hard tellen what he will try as a diversionary tactic now.
    Keep running, donc, every time your issues are refuted you run and are MIA for weeks. Please take a civics class and stop making a fool out of yourself.

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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    No matter how many times you say it a 1.7 trillion increase in 8 years isn't as much as 3 trillion increase in 2 years. Reagan vs. Obama, the choice is clear.
    Is that adjusted for inflation?
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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Is that adjusted for inflation?
    , some inflation that would make 1.7 trillion in EIGHT years is more than 3 trillion in TWO!!

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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post


    , some inflation that would make 1.7 trillion in EIGHT years is more than 3 trillion in TWO!!
    Don't hurt yourself laughing. I didn't say that.

    I was just trying to ascertain whether this was an intellectually honest representation of the numbers.
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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    The main difference is that his military spending was intended to be temporary, while welfare spending never is. By cutting domestic spending to a reasonable level, and contributing to the fall of the Soviet Union, which permitted cutting military spending a huge amount, Reagan's budget allowed for the surpluses of the 90's even though no president after him cut domestic spending.

    That's not to mention that, as I already said, he only got half of the cuts he wanted.
    Well at least you admit "contributing to the fall of the Soviet Union," instead of claiming, as most Reaganites, that he single handedly defeated and destroyed the USSR. Now if we can only get you to see the rest of the Reagan Legacy Project as revisionism you'll be on the road to recovery.

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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Don't hurt yourself laughing. I didn't say that.

    I was just trying to ascertain whether this was an intellectually honest representation of the numbers.
    When has a liberal argument been intellectually honest? When someone posts a chart like this that ignores a major component, use of SS funds, and ignores what is going on right now it shows just how bad liberals really are. The American people get it and that is why Reagan ranks above Clinton in historical ranking of Presidents and why GW Bush rankings are improving.

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