Wasn't Ronald Reagan the Best President EVER?

Ronald Reagan granted amnesty to all illegal immigrants who entered the United States prior to January 1, 1982, and had lived in the country continuously.

Unemployment peaked at 10.8% percent in December 1982—higher than any time since the Great Depression

Reagan cut the budgets of non-military programs including Medicaid, food stamps, federal education programs and the EPA.

His administration attempted to purge many people with alleged disabilities from the Social Security disability rolls.

In order to cover newly spawned federal budget deficits, the United States borrowed heavily both domestically and abroad, raising the national debt from $700 billion to $3 trillion.

During Reagan's presidency Taxes were raised every year from 1981 to 1987.

But the Rich top tier tax bracket rates were lowered from 70% to 28%

His start in politics occurred during his work for ENERGY Giant General Electric as a spokesman.

Reagan opposed certain civil rights legislation, saying "If an individual wants to discriminate against Negroes or others in selling or renting his house, it is his right to do so".

During his for Governor of California campaign he emphasized two main themes: "to send the welfare bums back to work," and in reference to burgeoning anti-war and anti-establishment student protests at the University of California at Berkeley, "to clean up the mess at Berkeley."

Reagan was involved in high-profile conflicts with the protest movements of the era. On May 15, 1969, during the People's Park protests at UC Berkeley, Reagan sent the California Highway Patrol and other officers to quell the protests, in an incident that became known as "Bloody Thursday."

Reagan then called out 2,200 state National Guard troops to occupy the city of Berkeley for two weeks in order to crack down on the protesters.

When the Symbionese Liberation Army kidnapped Patty Hearst in Berkeley and demanded the distribution of food to the poor, Reagan joked, "It's just too bad we can't have an epidemic of botulism." Which is a life-threatening Food infection.

As California Governor Reagan signed into law the Therapeutic Abortion Act. About two million abortions would be performed as a result.

During his administration federal air traffic controllers went on strike. Reagan held a press conference in the White House Rose Garden, where he stated that if the air traffic controllers "do not report for work within 48 hours, they have forfeited their jobs and will be terminated."

Do you still think that he was the best ever? Or even a Good President?


Funny how Conservatives always report whenever you talk about their God Reagan.

Reporting = Weak

13 Answers

  • I VOTE
    Lv 5
    9 years ago
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    Best president NEVER

    His debt is still hurting us to this day

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  • 9 years ago

    He wasnt the best because of his economics I know I was around in the 80's he was the best because his foreign policies were the best of any presidents in modern history. Everyone was afraid of him including the Russians. He was an excellent speaker reganomics was a disaster but he could bluff the socks off any leader out there.

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  • John
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    no. his was...

    "A government operating by corrupt influence, substituting the motive of private interest in place of public duty, converting its pecuniary dispensations into bounties to favorites, or bribes to opponents, accommodating its measures to the avidity of a part of the nation instead of the benefit of the whole in a word, enlisting an army of interested partizans, whose tongues, whose pens, whose intrigues, and whose active combinations, by supplying the terror of the sword, may support a real domination of the few, under an apparent liberty of the many. Such a government, wherever to be found, is an imposter"

    -- James Madison; from 'Spirit of Governments' National Gazette, (February 20, 1792)

    hope this helps

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  • molly
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Not to mention that big white elephant Star Wars.

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  • 9 years ago

    Conservatives ALWAYS report

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    He had the best hair out of any president.

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  • He put us in a lot of debt

    • Lv 7
      5 years agoReport

      So, when are you going to criticize Obama?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Hands down the BEST

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  • 9 years ago

    All the good things that happened during his presidency were because of Reagan.

    All the bad things that happened were because of the democrats.

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  • 9 years ago

    He was good. But not the best.

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