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Old 08-16-2010, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Way,Way Up On The Old East Coast
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Please name the bill that passed through the Democratic Congress, during Reagan's term, that "de-regulated" the banking/financial industry.

Here I will help you out:

Blame Reagan for our financial mess? - MSN Money
Sirros !!! ... Great Work Indeed !

I appreciate the contents of your extremely intelligent and logical posts !

It is indeed refreshing to read accurate and common sense material from time to time here on CDF ! It's occurance's on this forum is as they say way down South in Dixie "Few & Far Between" !

Ronald Reagan was indeed an outstanding example of an American President. It sadly appears most evident that those folks who inhabited the WH afterwards simply "Didn't Have The Right Stuff" for the awesome job of POTUS !

And of course as we consider todays vastly inexperienced young man in the WH & his dubious record thus far ..... President Reagan seemingly appears "Head's & Shoulders" above the entire unprecedented mess by anyones comparison !

Thanks / Old Sgt. Lamar
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Way,Way Up On The Old East Coast
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Just listen as Ronaldus Maximus warns the nation of the dangers of liberalism. He was prescient when he told us what the liberals would do and how they would do it.

This is just beautiful....but friggin scary...cause it's happening NOW


YouTube - "Those Voices Don't Speak for the Rest of Us"
sanrene !!! ... Excellent !

A fantastic thread as usual ! CDF is making me Rep you later !

The DINO's of today appear to be without a shadow of a doubt an unprecedented destructive menace to our beloved America !

President Reagan understood this at that particular point in history and his excellent speech regarding the matter is seemingly as true today as it was then !

May the Saint's preserve us from many of these possibly acutely psychotic liberal folks.

Thanks / Old Sgt. Lamar
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: FL
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Not really, Ronnie's profession was playing roles and he played it to the hilt.
With the help of the astrologer. Remember they were big into that.



Why? The topic is Saint Ronnie, IMO his near sainthood with the right is not warranted by anything factual. Then again I find it a bit offensive when an administration sells weapons to an enemy.
but they had someone already set to take the fall and didn't they do a good job of taking care of him later.
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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sanrene !!! ... Excellent !

A fantastic thread as usual ! CDF is making me Rep you later !

The DINO's of today appear to be without a shadow of a doubt an unprecedented destructive menace to our beloved America !

President Reagan understood this at that particular point in history and his excellent speech regarding the matter is seemingly as true today as it was then !

May the Saint's preserve us from many of these possibly acutely psychotic liberal folks.

Thanks / Old Sgt. Lamar
Yep, praise the man who really made nationalized healthcare.

You do know that Reagan signed the bill that made Emergency visits mandatory?

Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

All that did was to create a national healthcare system that wasn't paid for, and caused all of the insurance double charges and crap that makes it cost so much today.
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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President Reagan understood this at that particular point in history and his excellent speech regarding the matter is seemingly as true today as it was then !
He did indeed understand the destructiveness of liberalism and that it posed a great threat to this nation and what she was built on.

It is amazing that his warnings are coming true today.
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:53 PM
 
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I guess all the posts lately about Palin and Limbaugh and now old dead presidents is just the repugs way of saying "We haven't got any real Repug leaders or good political candidates to talk about"
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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I guess all the posts lately about Palin and Limbaugh and now old dead presidents is just the repugs way of saying "We haven't got any real Repug leaders or good political candidates to talk about"
I just don't get it.

I know he wasn't as pretty as Ronnie was, and I know he didn't get all "high and mighty" with the religious right, but, if y'all want to worship a real conservative, maybe you should look at this man.

Barry Goldwater - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hell, even Hillary Clinton used to be a Goldwater girl. Shows how twisted the current Republican party and Ronald Reagan really were. Conservative doesn't need to be in their name at all.
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Yep, praise the man who really made nationalized healthcare.

You do know that Reagan signed the bill that made Emergency visits mandatory?

Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

All that did was to create a national healthcare system that wasn't paid for, and caused all of the insurance double charges and crap that makes it cost so much today.
Oh...so you would advocate leaving the sick and dying, the poor and destitute on the streets?

Please address the content of the video and where you think Ronaldus Maximus was wrong.
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Oh...so you would advocate leaving the sick and dying, the poor and destitute on the streets?
Nope, but I'd have paid for it.

If Reagan wanted national health care, he should have just said it, and paid for it. Instead, he passed the buck off to the hospitals, which passed the buck off to the insurance companies, who passed it off to me.

With all of those middle men, its no wonder healthcare costs are out of control.

Either one system, with one payer, or free market.

At any rate, its far from conservative, isn't it. Come on, you can say it with me, Reagan wasn't a conservative.
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:24 PM
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Could be...still that amount of money for a 20 minute speech???
Ah! That is what was so amazing (back then, $2,000,000 was considered a pretty good piece of change).

Even those who disliked President Reagan's politics thought him a pretty honest person. Hence, the shock that he accepted such a high fee to travel to Japan and make a speech.

Now, was the fee in fact a 'pay back' for raising, tremendously, the number of Japanese cars that came into this country during his term? There is a subject for opinion.

My opinion is: perhaps, from the Japanese perspective. But, was there a 'prior arrangement?' (i.e., word passed to Reagan: lower the tariffs on cars, raise the number of cars that can be imported and we will pay you well after you leave office).

I believe 'no'. I think that if President Reagan had been approached like that, he would have spurred the offer. He was, I think, acting on his sincerely held beliefs about open markets, which just happened to benefit the Japanese and steel industry (yes, the high tariff on steel was also lowered, leading to a dumping of Japanese steel on the US market; no link, just ask any steelworker from Pittsburgh etc). Hence to show their gratitude they offered him this very high speaking fee for a very short speech (one twenty minute speech, plus a couple of 'here I am' appearances). Recall, in Japan such 'fees' are normal business practice (actually, graft and bribery is normal).

I recall that many people thought that President Reagan was naive in thinking that he was not being paid, retroactively, for his actions that so benefited the Japanese auto and steel industry. However, I think he truly thought he was earning his money by his travel and speaking. Then again, I always look for the best in people and hate to think the worst.
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