Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Another Thought for the Day

When I flipped the lever in the voting booth in 1980 my thought at the time was, "at least he will act like a president."

1 comment:

Mark said...

I heard an interesting comment today, comparing President Reagan to Jimmy Carter. The contrast was that President Reagan gave the American people hope after the dismal days of the Carter administration.

President Carter responded to an expanding Soviet military empire with a unilateral disarmament policy.
When the American people were being ground between double digit unemployment and double digit inflation, he told the American people, in one his "fireside chats", that they would have to learn to do with less, that American was in the decline.
This did not do well with the children of immigrants who came to America for a better life for themselves and their children.

President Reagan came into office, and in what should have been a wake up call to democrats, took a page from JFK's book and increased military spending and cut taxes across the board. That resulted in economic growth in the US and start of the end of the Soviet Empire.

President Reagan told Americans that things could and should be better and showed them the path to prosperity.