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The Real Reagan Lesson for Romney/Ryan

The Real Reagan Lesson for Romney/Ryan

President Ronald Reagan has become the patron saint of political Republicans, an inspiration and a model for their few glory days since Abraham Lincoln. He has a lesson for the Romney/ Ryan ticket, a lesson that contradicts the low budget and reduced public services advocated by the Republicans. Facing a severe decline in business activity and employment, Reagan horrified his advisors by raising government spending massively, more than his Democratic predecessor did. He stimulated the US economy and led the…

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Presidents Promises

Presidents Promises

Richard Holbrooke, US Ambassador to the United Nations from 1999 to 2001, and a likely member of the Obama administration, wrote in Foreign Affairs (October 2008) that “It is a well-established historical fact that what candidates say about foreign policy is not always an exact guide to what they will do if elected.” Franklin Roosevelt promised in 1940 to not send “your boys…into any foreign wars.” Lyndon Johnson stated in 1964 that he would not send ground troops to Vietnam….

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