Is there anyone left in America who is not getting sick and tired of the President's distortions and otherwise outright lies, and the media's complicity in covering them up? The latest whopper told by our pathologically deceitful President is that Reagan was also a class warrior by today's Republican standards:
The guy is such a serial liar that he cannot even stop himself from telling an obvious whopper that even a child with access to internet could check for accuracy. No Mr. President, federal income taxes aren't lower today than at any point during Reagan's presidency as you shamelessly claim. If you had an ounce of honesty (or competency) you would know and admit that the top individual tax rate in 1988-9 was 28% as opposed to 35% today. Reagan was no class warrior. He agreed to reforming the tax code by reducing individual tax rates and eliminating loopholes that made taxes fairer. Neither Reagan nor anyone who follows his philosophy today advocates such unfairness as to anyone not paying their share of taxes, whether we agree with the amount or not!
Just how different are you? Let me count some of the ways....
Reagan understood and passionately spoke about the difference between the natural compassion inherent in conservatism and the poverty of soul that socialism brings. He knew it was a time for choosing.
He understood what being an American meant. He inspired a deeply demoralized country and touted the exceptionalism of America in his deeply moving speeches. His optimism and his pride in America was infectious.
He foresaw the destructive power of government, be it through socialized healthcare or run away welfare society programs unleashed on America by the so-called war on poverty that robs people of their dignity, therefore the human spirit.
He restored honor and respect that was lost due to the weakness of President Carter's foreign policy. Ronald Reagan’s achievements and legacy and his message of freedom, hope and opportunity throughout the world once again cemented America's image as the shining city on the hill that should be emulated by all countries.
"Above all, we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women," he told the nation and the world in his 1981 inaugural speech. With that, he set off to inspire freedom from oppression across the globe and with dogged determination, he helped bring them the most precious gift any oppressed people can hope for - liberty!
He presided over two presidential terms during which the nation prospered and 18 million jobs were created despite a Fed triggered lengthy and deep recession in 1982 to stamp out inflation. All thanks to supply side policies that lowered tax rates, closed loopholes, and reduced unnecessary regulations despite a fiercely hostile congress at times.
He was a truly gifted orator who appealed to people's strength of character and reignited their pride and sense of self-worth. He was a moralizer and the most inspiring President in the 20th century, bar none.
The current, disgustingly dishonest, occupier of the White House could not even remotely begin to dream about such a noble legacy!
Farewell. May you rest in peace, President Reagan. We owe you our deepest gratitude for your foresight, leadership, and inspiration. In case you are looking down at our sorry state of affairs, I know you are smiling being the eternal optimist that you were.