Hey remember when Reagan's cutbacks aggravated a national homeless problem created by careless mass release of patients from mental institutions and the gentrification of cheap housing in big cities. Spent billions of dollars funding the Islamist "Mujahidin Freedom Fighters" in Afghanistan. Increased unemployment from 7.5% at the start of his term to 11% at the end of it. Tripled the national debt from $900 million at the start of his term to $2.8 trillion at the end of it. Gave amnesty to three million undocumented immigrants in 1982 so that corporations hire them at a cheaper rate than they would an American citizen and ignored the growing epidemic of AIDS until several years into his Presidency. Wasn't that stuff neat?
Nice work. I have to admit I voted for him. I never would have though if I knew he would push for the free trade agreement that single handedly destroyed the textile industry in the US and shift more than 40+ % of American jobs to lower paying foriegn countries. 99% of all textiles sold in the US were manufactured here and now less than 1%. Try finding a t-shirt made in the US anymore. I here what your saying, I fell for it too. He put on a good show. It really is a nice vector piece though
Thanks for this inspiring piece m40a2. He was the last of America's great Presidents. I served in SAC, standing the vigil of nuclear alert under Ronnie's command, from Operation El Dorado Canyon to the fall of the Berlin wall and all us "SAC trained killers" had heartfelt respect and admiration for the man and his unwavering stand against the USSR and global communism. His absence is sorely felt today.
Let's see, the man who left office with a record surplus, the man who has reduced the cost of healthcare for the first time in thirty years or a man who today is famous for building homes for the poor. Versus the man who destroyed unions and started the trend of outsourcing and began American's road to poverty and despair. yeah, fuck Ronnie