Now that's a very interesting discussion point!Quote:
Today's leaders seem to govern by polls...a sure road to the proverbial dog's breakfast where no one will end up happy.
Unfortunately, he didn't "save" the increased revenue, rather spent it immediately. If the increased revenue had been applied to the deficit that would have been more sensible.Quote:
Unfortunately, Reagan not only cut taxes but increased spending dramatically resulting in a massive deficit and the largest growth in the national debt since WWII.
Lest we forget, the first illegal immigrant amnesty also occurred under Reagan. Look where it got us? Starting over from square one.
I come from an immigrant family myself, and I believe our immigration laws should be reasonable as is our national heritage. OTOH, while some wait patiently in line for their opportunity, I have a distinct dislike for those who push/bully their way to the head of the line. In the past it was a downright priority for immigrants to want to assimilate into American culture, and they were still able to enrich the culture by carrying on their own ethnic traditions. The newer generation seems to be more intent on turning the US into the countries they left. Perhaps they don't realize that the strength of the US comes at least in part from its ability to bring different cultures together into a blend that makes the cumulative culture stronger than the individual ones if they remain un-blended.
signgirl, welcome to the world according to yardley. He knows all and will dazzel you with facts and data based on government "studies" and then adds his spin to clarify it for the rest of us idiots. You will be so relieved that you can now rely on his vast experience to straighten out your misguided opinions (which I thought were excellent so they must be wrong) :rolleyes: