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I vote third party 50 % of the time. I was tricked into voting for Obama once and Bushy Jr once, but grew to hate both.
What would a POTUS have to do to get you to admire him? Reagan failed to acknowledge the AIDS epidemic, came up with trickle down economic which didn't trickle down, had his own private war in Nicaragua and traded arms to Iran as well as lifting sanctions on frozen money they had overseas. He was also a staunch union man in California and he effectively broke the unions forever when he fired the Air Traffic Controllers. I am not union supporter, but when there were strong unions I don't believe there we many billionaires. He spent 3 years in office with Alzheimer's according to his son and others so please don't come back with Reagan. He doesn't deserve the deification the Rs have given him, but that is not the point.
In My Father at 100, Ron Reagan writes of a "growing sense of alarm over his father's mental condition." He recalls the presidential debate with Walter Mondale, October 1984, in which his father seemed lost and unable to articulate himself. In "Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer's while president, says son," a short piece on the fracas by the British Guardian, Ron Reagan is quoted as saying: "My heart sank as he floundered his way through his responses, fumbling with his notes, uncharacteristically lost for words. He looked tired and bewildered."
Billionaires are not the problem either. Are we all looking for a handout? Cutting taxes is nothing more than giving you money. Some seem to think that all money they make is theirs to keep except what the government confiscates. This is a fallacy. What you get to keep is what the government allows you to have to keep things operating, military buildups, Social Security, Medicare and the VA. If you want more money stop being a wage slave or ask for a raise, but don't expect tax cuts to be your path to wealth.
There are 300 million Americans and not all pay taxes. They have nothing and yet we blame then for SNAP and Medicaid. They live in the worst housing that most of us cannot imagine living in unless we saw it on TV. The immigrants and refugees are also not to blame. They just want to work, be safe and raise a family. There are not bombs going off in our marketplace on a daily basis as they do in Iraq. A country that would supposedly welcome us as liberators and whose oil would pay for the entire endeavor. Bush lied and Obama lied, but at least Obama made things better. Ask the families of the dead soldiers. Ask those who depend on Obamacare to live and the Unemployment rate that was at 10% and when he left was at 5%.
If you are not better off after his 8 years explain to me why? Did your factory leave? Not his fault. He didn't raise taxes. He tried to make this a safer place with water and air regulations, but who needs that. Trump doesn't.
Edited by queenbee1, 14 March 2017 - 09:34 PM.