Tag Archives: Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan’s Birthday

Well, it’s Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday, and all the garden-variety conservatives are busy touting that. It seems, therefore, appropriate to republish some of the actual facts about Ronald Reagan, who, like virtually all politicians, talked a good game but didn’t deliver. The following is from a post I did December 16th, 2009: It’s high time…

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The Multiplier Theory

In the Concise Guide To Economics, author and economist Jim Cox correctly explains that the Multiplier is one of the major components of Keynesian policy. For those who still don’t know it, Keynesian economics — named after John Maynard Keynes — are the economics that Barack Obama, as well as George W. Bush (et al),…

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George W. Bush

Under President George W. Bush, who was the Herbert Hoover of his day, appropriated government programs grew from $298 billion to $613 billion. Under President George W. Bush, Social Security spending went from $406 billion to $662 billion. Under President George W. Bush, Medicare spending went from $216 billion to $425 billion. Under under President…

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Ronald Reagan And The Myth Of Deregulation

It’s high time we dispel once and for all the absurd myth that Ronald Reagan was somehow for deregulation. Statistically speaking, the size of bureaucracy, in terms of sheer civilian manpower, increased dramatically under Reagan, so that by the time he was finished, there were well over 200,000 more government workers than in 1980, when…

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