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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Easy question. Yes or no. and Explain why.
    Ronald Reagan was a fiscal/small govt. conservative as he empowered people and not govt. to solve personal problems and issues. Even though his record is being distorted his 25% across the board tax cuts over 3 years empowered people to take control of their own lives. That economic policy led to a huge increase in the Gross Domestic Product, 20 million new jobs most in the private sector, and unleashed the American Entreprenuer spirit which exploded the American economy.

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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Ronald Reagan was a fiscal/small govt. conservative as he empowered people and not govt. to solve personal problems and issues. Even though his record is being distorted his 25% across the board tax cuts over 3 years empowered people to take control of their own lives. That economic policy led to a huge increase in the Gross Domestic Product, 20 million new jobs most in the private sector, and unleashed the American Entreprenuer spirit which exploded the American economy.
    Why this matters to a 100% liberal, Take-100%-of-your-pay-cause-the-govt-knows-more-than you, leftwinger is beyond me. What could he possibly care, Reagan didn't fit his politics on any measure whatsoever.
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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Of course he was not.

    He was a borrow and spend right wing conservative, nothing more nothing less.

    He increased US debt almost 3 times by the end of his administration and expanded government big time.

    He can in no way but in the most partisan brainwashed minds, be called a fiscal small government conservative.
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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Yes. He did all he could to slow the expansion of government in the face of a hostile Congress. He cut domestic discretionary spending more than any other president, even though he only got half of the cuts that he wanted. He wasn't perfect, but he's as small-government a president we've had at least since Coolidge.




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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Of course he was not.

    He was a borrow and spend right wing conservative, nothing more nothing less.

    He increased US debt almost 3 times by the end of his administration and expanded government big time.

    He can in no way but in the most partisan brainwashed minds, be called a fiscal small government conservative.
    Pete, take a civics course and understand the three equal branches of govt. Reagan alone did not increase the debt and in fact empowered people to be the best they could be and to take control of their own lives. I know how that drives liberals crazy.

    Reagan tax cuts doubled govt. revenue by creating 20 million jobs most in the private sector. You can continue to focus on the debt but I will take the 1.7 trillion added to the debt in 8 years by Reagan vs. Obama spending and adding that amount in less than 2 years.

    Reagan's economic plan was empowering people whereas Obama empowers the govt. Sorry you don't see the difference.

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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Of course he was not.

    He was a borrow and spend right wing conservative, nothing more nothing less.

    He increased US debt almost 3 times by the end of his administration and expanded government big time.

    He can in no way but in the most partisan brainwashed minds, be called a fiscal small government conservative.
    That would be true of anyone that believes you're a centrist.
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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That would be true of anyone that believes you're a centrist.
    Given the choice between empowering people and empowering govt. I will take the Reagan approach any day!

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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Given the choice between empowering people and empowering govt. I will take the Reagan approach any day!

    Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

    Ronald Reagan (1986)

    The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.

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    tell us exactly what should be cut from the government's budget and how much that would save

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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    tell us exactly what should be cut from the government's budget and how much that would save

    this should be rich
    I have posted that many times on many different threads. Our current budget is 3.8 trillion dollars of which 60% is entitlement spending meaning that 2.2 trillion is "untouchable"

    Out of the 1.6 trillion left the Govt. needs to fund Defense, the VA, and the interest on the Debt and could cut most of the rest thus a 600 billion reduction there alone. Most of the budget can be eliminated is it is duplicated at the state level.

    Then attack entitlement spending by freezing SS payments and retirees to those currently retired and within 5 years of retirement then increase the retirement age to 67 eliminating the 62 early retirement option.

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    Re: Was Reagan a fiscal/small government conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I have posted that many times on many different threads. Our current budget is 3.8 trillion dollars of which 60% is entitlement spending meaning that 2.2 trillion is "untouchable"

    Out of the 1.6 trillion left the Govt. needs to fund Defense, the VA, and the interest on the Debt and could cut most of the rest thus a 600 billion reduction there alone. Most of the budget can be eliminated is it is duplicated at the state level.

    Then attack entitlement spending by freezing SS payments and retirees to those currently retired and within 5 years of retirement then increase the retirement age to 67 eliminating the 62 early retirement option.
    so you have proven you are unable to identify specific cuts which need to be made to effect the savings you insist can be found

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