In the question of best president in our history many answered Reagan. I was wondering why. I will give that he had a great positive outlook and charisma, he was an actor after all. But what did he do that was so great? I don't buy that he single handedly ended the cold war, from what I know of history and econ the USSR was doomed to fail no matter what. St Ronny may have made some decisions that helped it along but it was really more of a being in the right place at the right time kind of thing.
He had the highest number of convicted cabinet members, privatized and deregulated us. Brought us Iran/Contra, left us with defecits and a recession. Spent billions on his star wars that never worked. Nancy had "Just say no" with a coked out Drew Barrymore for spokesperson.
Please be specific. What did he accomplish and what did he do, exactly, to get ot done?
What was so great about Reagan?
She's my daughter =) Sorry---had to say it.
Answer by ReneeK3 at 8:14 PM on Apr. 29, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:19 PM on Apr. 29, 2009
Answer by NotPanicking at 8:22 PM on Apr. 29, 2009
How did he fix the economy? When he left office we were headed for a recession. Remember how Bush Sr had to break his promise of no new taxes? How did he make patriotism a good thing?
The USSR was doomed to fail with or w/o Ronnys help he just helped bankrupt it by spending so much on defense they couldn't keep up. Pope John Paul was an important of it as well.
Answer by Friday at 8:24 PM on Apr. 29, 2009
OK, NP, I'll give him standing up to unions and the first female USSC justice. He did bomb Libya but cut and ran from Beirut. His admin also helped create Al Qaeda by training OBL and his ilk to fight the USSR then leaving them high and dry.
Answer by Friday at 8:27 PM on Apr. 29, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:42 PM on Apr. 29, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:44 PM on Apr. 29, 2009
Lets see, he created multiple loop holes for companies to ship jobs overseas and get tax breaks to do so and they also didn't have to worry about any labor laws
He traded WEAPONS for HOSTAGES (after stating publicly he wouldn't negotiate with terrorists) He armed Iran insurgents,made a deal with them to fight Russia on our behalf sent the CIA to train them (including Osama Bin Laden) then when they miraculously did it...deserted them to save his own butt.
He also has a record. He raised the taxes by more than any other peace time president
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:45 PM on Apr. 29, 2009