Rand Paul Risks Wrath of Conservatives by Exposing the Truth About Their God, Ronald Reagan: In a speech given to student Republicans at Western Kentucky University, Paul said you can trace the Republican Party’s hypocrisy on spending and deficits back to Reagan: Some say, well that's fine, but there were good old days. We did at one time ... When we had Reagan, we were fiscal conservatives. Well, unfortunately, even that wasn't true.
When Reagan was elected in 1980, the first bill they passed was called the Gramm-Latta bill of 1981, and Republicans pegged it as this great step forward. Well, Jimmy Carter's last budget was about $34 or $36 billion in debt. Well, it turns out, Reagan's first budget turned out to be $110 billion dollars in debt. And each successive year, the deficit rose throughout Reagan's two terms. In another speech, Paul observes that “the deficit exploded because domestic spending rose faster under Reagan, so did military, but domestic spending rose faster under Reagan than under Jimmy Carter."
You have to read this about Ronald Reagan the Destroyer of Main Street! I have been saying it for years and am finally happy to see someone of repute who is not calling him an American hero. He is the Father of this nightmare we are living and it is just beginning. You better be very concerned they want to return to the ways of Ronald Reagan.
They call themselves the party of Ronald Reagan! That scares the hell out of me because Reagan was the Father of the war mongering high Deficit compassionate Conservatives that gave Birth to much war present and future unless Obama can turn around the disaster they created around the world with their war mongering!
If only because I feel compelled to keep reminding the country of it Reagan also was the leader of the over spending "small Government" "fiscally Conservative" trio Reagan, Daddy Bush, and Bushie, who rang up 74% of our Nations debt choking our children's future while once again they want to blame Democrats for and Obama for worsening as he must in order to try and rescue us from the mess they have created and passionately want to continue!
Allow me a little Debt and Republican "success" history!
It was President Reagan's "success" in keeping us "safe" that made it necessary for us to start the "Debt Clock" as due to Reagan's success our debt was climbing so fast a clock keeping track of its rapidly changing total was a necessity! Due to Bush's "success" last year the Debt clock had to be refitted as it could only handle a $9 trillion figure. it was refitted to handle $10 trillion plus.
I frequently listen to Reagan's Republican son Michael Reagan and can't stand him! He is arrogant and I can not stand listening to his cynicism about President Obama and his and the Democrats wanting to destroy everything Ronald Reagan stood for.
There is no way on earth to eliminate or make up for the nightmare Ronald started! That said self admittedly Ronald Reagan Jr. said he is the lone voice, the lone Democrat, the voice in the wilderness that is today's America thanks to Reagan and his followers of Reaganism to finish off our version of America, the Bush's! Junior at least speaks with some sense and maybe he can start a groundswell but I know not in the Reagan family.
It was an absolute pleasure to hear the discussion with his son defending not Reagan and his nightmare policies but stem cell research! Wow! Reagan reiterated that with stem cell research you can turn stem cells into into pancreatic stem cells to make a new pancreas or anything else you need.