A True Legacy That Guides the US Recovery

President Ronald Reagan stated in the 1980’s during his term, “we will apply to government the same common sense as we use in our daily lives.” That observation is not as simplistic as it seems. As a matter of fact, true genius or mastery of an instrument or other capability is best expressed by taking the complex and making it seem easy. So did Ronald Reagan as he shocked a mesmerized American public by saying that government was not the solution but it was the problem. Another of his insightful thoughts was, “one of the scariest things you could ever hear would be, hi, I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

Waking the sheep

Among other things President Reagan did to shock the dumbstruck public was to reawaken their awareness of the US Constitution and get Americans to realize that they had inalienable rights that were not superseded by government. Yet, over the 8 years of the Obama Administration our nation sunk to an amazingly oppressed relationship between the people and the federal government. Reagan’s lesson in civics was practically forgotten by those who believed in the Democrat Party and the type of agenda President Obama was promoting.

Recalling wisdom

Today, we stand at an uncanny parallel between the 1980’s in that we are in struggle with an overbearing government that wants to expand even further, tax more aggressively to justify its fraternity of federal employees, and make itself an inexorable part of our lives, the very things Ronald Reagan warned us about! Recently, two major AMTRAK derailments causing death, injury, and property damage are very accurate indicators of just what will happen when we entrust to big government the kinds of services and business better handled by the private sector who can accomplish the same thing more cheaply, more efficiently, and in a competitive environment that promotes better quality of service.

Warning for future generations

Ronald Reagan warned long before his presidency as a governor of California that leaving health care to the government would be a big mistake pointing out that someone would have to pay for it and that rationing inherent in such a program would be the equivalent of Communism. Any reasonably educated person should know that with a cursory glance at modern history Communism has failed in every socioeconomic aspect! Big government invites waste, destruction of ambition, cost overruns, lack of accountability, and corruption. Reagan was right when implying that there is no common sense in government.

The solution

As the current federal government can come to no budgetary agreements, deficit spending continues unabated and a leviathan of self-perpetuation takes precedent over the welfare of the American people! The only way America can survive fiscally and socially is by cutting the size of government along with the enslavement of taxation that is being wasted on needless government bureaucracy and infrastructure with insane programs that are of no benefit. Currently there are some 10 thousand unelected functionaries in the federal government making six figure incomes, contributing little, and making their priority status quo without improvement, innovation, or cost cutting!

Lies over the truth

Whenever Democrats were confronted with President Trump’s Reaganesque solution to growing the US economy with tax cuts to the Middle Class, lower wage earners, and, to some degree, the affluent the same rhetoric is dragged out of their bag of deceptive narratives! “Benefits for the corporations while the people starve!” The typical class warfare of Communists! By cutting the corporations taxes from 35% to 21%, and the cut should have been greater, American employers could compete more effectively with the rest of the world so US jobs are not outsourced and new jobs can be created from within. President Trump has already achieved this in the first year of his term with jobless numbers lower than any time since 1973 for whites, blacks, and Latinos, but Democrats won’t acknowledge anything good for America or its people unless they themselves came up with it or they can remain in power as a result. Yet, this statement isn’t even true as Democrat policy has always been about higher taxes, bigger government, more regulations, and putting American citizens last on their priority list. That economic policy would only doom an America that must develop an ever expanding economy that will accommodate more jobs, more prosperity, and the American dream that so many come here from the world over!

The true villains

Why did it take Ronald Reagan to reawaken the direction America needed to go? Why was Ronald Reagan so demonized as being senile old man that didn’t know what he was talking about as record job growth, economic recovery, and an end to the cold war signified the fruition of his intentions? Radicalism, Democrat refusal to engage in effective policy, and the deception that comes with a political party that would rather see America disrupted in a civil war if they can’t be in power clearly emanates from their flawed model. Vilifying their opponents and using the very victims they created with the gigantic welfare state they amassed under LBJ and his “Great Society” has prevented America from a two party system where both entities engage in beneficial policies for the people. Rather than playing Russian roulette with the well-being of citizens lives and sacrificing large segments of society for a few who will accept America converted into socialism, Democrats should have learned their lesson, their denial will be their downfall.

Poisonous formula

Relying heavily on propaganda, misinformation, and control of the mainstream media the Democratic Party is at odds with the US Constitution and the American exceptionalism that made this land great and allowed the public to experience more prosperity and national security in a shorter time than any nation of the face of the earth! Much as Reagan did in his time President Trump is faced with damning criticism constantly no matter how many jobs are created, how much tax has been overhauled, and how his policies will enhance national security! When you are plagued by the self-defeatism of the Democrat agenda only lies and distraction can bring any viable voters platform to your side. Only those poorly educated, unwilling to be independent, and seeking to use the federal government to implement their soul stealing agenda can allow Democrat rule rather than governance. Government should be minimized so that taxation does not interfere with economic growth and the self-sufficiency of the people.

Summation

Thomas Jefferson said it best when he stated, “when governments fear the people there is liberty, when the people fear the government there is tyranny.” President Obama failed to acknowledge that wisdom, and now the Democrats are attempting to maintain the boot they had on the neck of our society now that President Trump and his difficult GOP colleagues attempt to overhaul a US economy that is just now coming back to life thanks to Reagan and the true legacy he set for our present leadership.

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Comment by koshersalaami on February 8, 2018 at 6:24pm

Shrinking the government will make the economy worse. One thing a lot of people forget about the government is that all of its spending ends up in the private sector. If it buys anything material, from a fighter jet to a building, it comes from the private sector. When they hire public employees, let’s use postal workers as an example, they get their housing, food, medical care, clothing, transportation, entertainment, insurance, recreation, everything from the private sector. When the public sector hires people, it doesn’t hire mostly millionaires, meaning regular people get more money to spend that they spend in the private sector. Then the private sector has to meet demand, which means they buy more stuff from other businesses and they hire people. The people they hire buy from businesses, creating demand and thereby creating more jobs and more taxable business profits. They also pay more taxes, reducing deficits. Demand, in part from public employees and government, drives private sector expansion, which is where more jobs will really come from. 

When we cut government spending, we cut demand on the private sector. As companies make less profit and lay people off, tax income drops, so we don’t save the amount we reduced spending by because doing so cuts the government’s income. On the other hand, when we raise government spending, it doesn’t cost us the full amount because some of it comes back in the form of taxes from the newly hired and more business profits from demand - raising government spending raises government income. 

Reagan misdiagnosed the problem. The economy had problems in the seventies due to a mixture of skyrocketing energy costs (Arab oil embargo, probably with collusion from American oil companies) and unfair Japanese competition supported by their government, not from American government inefficiency. That’s why Middle Class incomes didn’t recover under Reagan from when they stalled in the late days of Nixon. 

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on February 8, 2018 at 6:34pm

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Comment by Maui Surfer on February 8, 2018 at 7:16pm

Is that why the Framers put the POST OFFICE in the CONSTITUTION?

Comment by koshersalaami on February 8, 2018 at 7:51pm

Great question

But probably not

 

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on February 8, 2018 at 8:01pm

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Comment by Maui Surfer on February 8, 2018 at 9:29pm

OK SBA ... that is pretty fucking funny. Only because it is so accurate.

Comment by Doc Vega on February 9, 2018 at 11:59am

Safe Bet we didn't elect a choir boy or a perfect saint and that was damn sure with President Obama a Gay Muslim Communist Global elitist. Trump is much better qualified than Obam ever was.

Comment by Maui Surfer on February 9, 2018 at 12:03pm

A pussy grabbing freak is better than the best family man we have ever seen? You sick fuck!

Comment by Doc Vega on February 9, 2018 at 12:03pm

Kosher To an extent I agree with you, but progressive taxes only stifle the spending money of the people and rob that economic stimulus. The US government holds 1/3 of the American land mass as real estate, and what gets done with it? Massive military bases, test ranges, nuclear testing sites, and huge grazing lands that the kill cattle ranchers over! The federal government does not have the best interests of the American people in mind. It has evolved into adversarial entity! 

Comment by Doc Vega on February 9, 2018 at 12:09pm

Kosher, with more than 20 million jobs created, regulations removed from employers who could afford to reinvest in their operations, lower income taxes, that provided the stimulus to grow the economy the proof is in the pudding. Once successive presidencies began to stray from that formula we were once again revisited with higher taxes, more regulations, and the CRA fabricated by the Democrats to buy votes while forcing the federal government to absorb massive mortgage defaults under the delusion that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were too big to fail. Once the packaged real estate exchange traded investments collapsed we had the Bubble that threatens again should we continue the same Cloward and Piven tactics again, something the Democrats are attempting to do with DACA!

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