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Old February 26th, 2017, 03:02 PM   #21
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Another similarity of Reagan and Trump:

Reagan ballooned the public debt and funnelled a pig's trough of moolah to the war profiteers of the Military-Industrial Conspiracy, and so will Trump.

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LOL!!! - Conspiracy! There is medication for random conspiracy thoughts when it literally does not exist.

You really don't know how economics and supply & demand works.

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Old February 26th, 2017, 03:51 PM   #22
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You really don't know how economics and supply & demand works.
The Fruits of the Permanent Military-Industrial Complex
THE REAGAN REVOLUTION

Reagan pursued the largest peacetime military buildup in U.S. history, while specific companies got special favors. Rockwell International was able to restore funding for the B-1 bomber, combining White House support with a pork barrel campaign that placed subcontracts for work on the plane in nearly every Congressional district. Boeing benefited from the administration's all-out support for a multi-billion sale of AWACS radar planes to Saudi Arabia, while General Dynamics reaped the rewards from a relaxation of the Carter administration's limits on sales of combat aircraft to Latin America to squeeze in a sale of F-b fighters to Venezuela.

The weapons manufacturers ultimately over-reached during the Reagan years, leading to several high-profile scandals. These included the so-called "spare parts" scandal that revealed charges of $600 for toilet seats and $3,000 for coffee pots, which were in fact just the symbols of an entire procurement system run amok.

There was also Operation Ill Wind, a massive bid-rigging scheme in which former Pentagon officials conspired with their colleagues inside the building to steer contracts and subcontracts to favored companies while skimming off illegal fees for themselves. Major firms implicated in Ill Wind included Boeing, Hughes, General Dynamics and General Electric. Meanwhile, Lockheed was caught rigging a major test for Reagan's beloved Star Wars program.

Profits of War The Fruits of the Permanent Military-Industrial Complex by William Hartung
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THE REAGAN REVOLUTION

Reagan pursued the largest peacetime military buildup in U.S. history,
And..... We're loving it! As we are reaping the benefits still to this day. What vision the man had to bring security, peace through strength and prosperity for decades to come.
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Old February 27th, 2017, 06:50 AM   #24
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Both had some entertainment background.

Both espoused a pro-American stance (as opposed the "America is a bad country" or "America is weak" stance of Obama and Carter)

So also both were elected as a reaction to the crappy presidents that preceded them.
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Both had some entertainment background.

Both espoused a pro-American stance (as opposed the "America is a bad country" or "America is weak" stance of Obama and Carter)

So also both were elected as a reaction to the crappy presidents that preceded them.
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Old February 27th, 2017, 07:06 AM   #26
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Both had some entertainment background.

Both espoused a pro-American stance (as opposed the "America is a bad country" or "America is weak" stance of Obama and Carter)

So also both were elected as a reaction to the crappy presidents that preceded them.
I prefer an honest assessment of America's situation to 'USA! USA! USA!' from a president. The later got min wage up and quasi-universal healthcare, the latter got us 2 wars, economic devastation and a lower standing on the world stage. The latter might make you feel better but the former is healthier.
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I prefer an honest assessment of America's situation to 'USA! USA! USA!' from a president. The later got min wage up and quasi-universal healthcare, the latter got us 2 wars, economic devastation and a lower standing on the world stage. The latter might make you feel better but the former is healthier.
Seemed pretty honest to me. Honestly.

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“Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.... The Goliath of totalitarianism will be brought down by the David of the microchip.”
―Ronald Reagan
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