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09 Jun 2011, 3:36 pm

yes or no? if both, list pro's and con's



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09 Jun 2011, 3:41 pm

I don't know about that, but i think anyone who thinks that Reagan-era taxes were too high is no true republican.



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09 Jun 2011, 3:42 pm

I'll just save time and list the pros:

















































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09 Jun 2011, 4:01 pm

In 1979, before Reagan, the wealthiest 2% of Americans have 9% of GDP. Today they have 23.5%.
so it works for some people. 


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09 Jun 2011, 4:49 pm

We saw substantially higher growth rates and gains in personal income under Reagan than in the previous two decades, so yes, it worked.

JakobVirgil wrote:
In 1979, before Reagan, the wealthiest 2% of Americans have 9% of GDP. Today they have 23.5%.
so it works for some people.

The majority of which happened under Clinton, not Reagan - though granted, still in years that most people considered good economically.



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09 Jun 2011, 6:32 pm

[img][800:800]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/01/United_States_Income_Distribution_1947-2007.svg/2000px-United_States_Income_Distribution_1947-2007.svg.png[/img]


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09 Jun 2011, 7:32 pm

It succeeded in making some people very rich, and in making a lot of people feel warm and fuzzy.



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09 Jun 2011, 8:07 pm

The long term effects were not good. Reagan setup the slide into mega deficit that we see today. The U.S.A. got a one-two double whammy. First LBJ and his (so-called) Great Society and then the Reagan administration delivering $1.75 worth of government for ever $1.00 collected in taxes. Not good.

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09 Jun 2011, 8:12 pm

I like eggs


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09 Jun 2011, 8:12 pm

I like eggs


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09 Jun 2011, 8:23 pm

psychohist wrote:
We saw substantially higher growth rates and gains in personal income under Reagan than in the previous two decades, so yes, it worked.

JakobVirgil wrote:
In 1979, before Reagan, the wealthiest 2% of Americans have 9% of GDP. Today they have 23.5%.
so it works for some people.

The majority of which happened under Clinton, not Reagan - though granted, still in years that most people considered good economically.


There was a superficial bloom (always caused by economic bubbles) that faded even before Bush became president. The doc-com boom was bogus to the core. The economic down turn started before Bush was elected. The policies that lead to bad loans and the manipulations of Fannie Mae started way before Bush. The government provided perverse incentives to make very bad housing loans. The housing bubble expanded and collapsed and now we are paying the price.

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09 Jun 2011, 9:00 pm

ruveyn wrote:
psychohist wrote:
We saw substantially higher growth rates and gains in personal income under Reagan than in the previous two decades, so yes, it worked.

JakobVirgil wrote:
In 1979, before Reagan, the wealthiest 2% of Americans have 9% of GDP. Today they have 23.5%.
so it works for some people.

The majority of which happened under Clinton, not Reagan - though granted, still in years that most people considered good economically.


There was a superficial bloom (always caused by economic bubbles) that faded even before Bush became president. The doc-com boom was bogus to the core. The economic down turn started before Bush was elected. The policies that lead to bad loans and the manipulations of Fannie Mae started way before Bush. The government provided perverse incentives to make very bad housing loans. The housing bubble expanded and collapsed and now we are paying the price.

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That's what I've been saying for a while about the Housing Bubble, hopefully people here will actually listen this time.



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09 Jun 2011, 9:13 pm

the banks were forced by ACORN forced with threat of violence and death
to make those loans.
They said no no please do not makes us make thoses loans they will hurt america.
but then ACORN Bill Ayers, a Young Obama and the devil Forced them to make the loans
liberals when will your treachery end ?
Why do you hate america?


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