a reply to: IAMTAT
Excuse me , but who said that Ronald Reagan was the Greatest President since Abraham Lincoln?
There are Presidents in between the two which Legacy is far more important than his:
Franklin D. Roosevelt , who won WWII after to move the country out of the Great Depression
Woodrow Wilson, who won WWI and was Nobel peace Prize.
John F. Kennedy who pushed the American Space program as none other to reach the goal of arrive to the moon first, solved the Cuban missiles crisis
without sending the world to WWIII , as well as his giant contribution in civil rights.
Dwight Eisenhower, who had the best macroeconomic indicators ever in the History of the country, developed the highway system of the country and also
won the Korean war.
What made Reagan so special? what are his so important contributions to the country?
Even his administration was involved in a political scandal of trading weapons with an enemy country , Iran, to use the profit to finance the contras
in Nicaragua, that almost cost him impeachment.
After almost 3 years of huge recession (1981-83) in his first term Reagan started , with an irresponsible tax and public expenses cut policy in favor
of the great Capital, the escalation of the public debt of the country that right now almost have killed the value of Dollar in the markets.
Reagan's recesssion was the worst after the Great Depression and before the Great Recession created by the G.W. Bush Era. Unemployment peaked at nine
million and 17,000 businesses failed.
It is true that Reagan settled down the agreements that put end the cold war, but that was done together with Gorbachev, and it was the Russian leader
who got the Nobel prize not him.
Reagan perhaps was a Show Master, but well after all that was his profession, he studied just to be an Actor!
The Angel of Lightness
edit on 7/2/2015 by The angel of light because: (no reason given)