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Ronald Reagan

February 14, 2014

Dear Editor, Ronald Reagan once said, "the most terrifying words in the English Language are, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help"....

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oluhjnb

Feb-14-14 9:15 AM

It will be interesting to see what the right wing nuts say about this comment.

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Thoughtful

Feb-14-14 9:32 AM

This is comedy!!!!! thanks for making me laugh !!!!!! Seriously..........

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turley

Feb-14-14 1:05 PM

LOL......HILARIOUS!

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turley

Feb-14-14 1:19 PM

"Mister Obozo, tear down this wall!"----bahahahaha....

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QuizhatKaddyshack

Feb-14-14 1:30 PM

Mr. Lofton states President Reagan took his orders form the head of Merrill Lynch, OPINION! Reagan taught us to HATE our government OPINION! The Boston Tea Party was the first anti-corporate protest in American history. WRONG! It was a protest against the Tea Act of 1773 enacted by The British Parliament. "And yet Reagan painted government as the problem, rejecting and overturning it's historical role as a partner to and servant of the people." OPINION! How does "IF YOU LIKE YOUR PLAN YOU CAN KEEP YOUR PLAN!" serve the people that lost their plan. OK, the problem here is Mr. Lofton has an agenda and he mixes opinion, incorrect facts half truths and TRUTH amongst his letter. Yes the government does do some things well that are beneficial (seventh paragraph), but where government (and Mr. Lofton) goes off the rails is the desire to control peoples behavior, freedoms, and choices. To believe that government is the answer to our problems is either ignorance or del

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QuizhatKaddyshack

Feb-14-14 1:31 PM

usional.

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Ohiodem

Feb-14-14 2:59 PM

You can trace the decline of the middle class in America back to RR and the war on unions. RR cut taxes when he first took office but 2 years later he enacted the largest tax increase in the history of the US. RR was the one that started taxing SS and unemployment. RR gave arms to Iran for our hostages. RR supplied weopons to Bin Laden and called him a FREEDOM FIGHTER. There is the famous photograph with RR, Donald Rumsfeld and Bin Laden in the Oval Office. The fact is RR would be considered a liberal today in the Teahadist party.

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BigMike

Feb-14-14 6:54 PM

Delusional 2.0

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BigMike

Feb-14-14 7:30 PM

"RR, Donald Rumsfeld and Bin Laden in the Oval Office."

Gee, I musta missed that one.

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frostlion

Feb-14-14 7:35 PM

Elis must have died, for Lofton is now the liberal big mouth in the Valley.

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Capitalist

Feb-14-14 7:40 PM

Ben , very good !

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BigMike

Feb-14-14 8:04 PM

QuizhatKaddyshack: It's pointless to try to make a rational argument with the irrational..

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BushCrimeFamily

Feb-14-14 9:31 PM

Truth stings today's conservatives who worship Reagan. He was a terrible president, on par with Bush Jr. The inequality you see today started during his administration. America went from a creditor nation to a debtor nation under Reagan.

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turley

Feb-14-14 10:03 PM

Comparing obozo to Reagan is like putting Peewee Herman in a John Wayne movie!...LOL....you are a real joke, lofton! Frostlion is right. Ben has replaced ellis as the liberal keyboard drooler of river rat city.

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oluhjnb

Feb-15-14 4:00 AM

Why don't you sore losers learn to write as well as Ben Lofton. Your typed comments are on an 8th grade level. Especially the LOL's and hahahaha's of the ignorant turley.

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QuizhatKaddyshack

Feb-15-14 7:20 AM

BigMike is correct. My post pointed out Mr. Lofton made declarative statemsnts that are based on opinion. The Boston Tea Party being an anti-corporate protest is completely wrong, people please read your history, and I did give Mr. Lofton credit for correctly pointing out good things the government has done. Only irrational, ignorant, or people with an agenda would disagree with my post. Therefore BigMike is correct. And Oluhjnb, LOL and comments such as those are pithy and convey a message better that a multitude of words that contain opinions, errors, half-truths, and truth.

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MarionPage

Feb-15-14 10:07 AM

This is the most well written piece of garbage I've ever read on this site.

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grtrnd1

Feb-15-14 10:32 AM

I am no fan of Obamas outlook on the coal industry but there were more coal miners out of work during RR years than Obamas years and that is FACT.

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benlofton

Feb-15-14 10:40 AM

Quiz, As an avid reader, I suggest you read "Retrospect of the Boston Tea Party" with a memoir of George R.T. Hewes a survivor of the Boston Tea Party. The real Boston Tea Party was a protest against huge corporate tax cuts for the British East India Co. This tax cut threatened to decimate small colonial businesses by helping BEIC pull a Wal-Mart against small tea shops, and individuals began a revolt that kicked off a series of events that created the USA

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oluhjnb

Feb-15-14 5:25 PM

If Quiz ever learns to write well he won't end his comments with PERSONAL OPINION.

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frostlion

Feb-15-14 7:29 PM

Oluhjnb, if you ever learn to write well, you will not use contractions. Since when does being a union stooge come with a Ph.D. in American history?

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oluhjnb

Feb-15-14 8:18 PM

Since when does a good paragraph have two completely different topic sentences?

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BigMike

Feb-15-14 8:53 PM

"The real Boston Tea Party was a protest against huge corporate tax cuts for the British East India Co."

Well Ben, that's one way of looking at it. But it's also an example of government regulating the free-market and corporate bail-outs. (Tea imported by the East India Company wasn't subject to the tax, while other tea was.) BEICo was in financial distress, and the King thought it was too big to fail. Tons of BEICo tea was rotting in warehouses in London. Perhaps, the King may have suggested it was about saving jobs. "At the same time, there was commercial stagnation and trade depression throughout Europe. The directors of the company attempted to avert bankruptcy by appealing to Parliament for financial help. This led to the passing of the Tea Act in 1773, which gave the Company greater autonomy in running its trade in the American colonies, and allowed it an exemption from tea import duties which its colonial competitors were required to pay. Some modern day paralle

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BigMike

Feb-15-14 8:55 PM

(Continued)Some modern day parallels here..

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BigMike

Feb-15-14 8:59 PM

As for Reagan, his presidency was has been over-hyped. As a result of federal taxes going down, state and local taxes went up. IMO no net tax break to the average American.

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