The “Reagan Revolution” was based on massive debt spending, having nothing to do with the collapse of the former U.S.S.R.; nearly tripling the deficit in less than 8 years. Reagan bloated the size of government and raised taxes multiple times. Under Reagan the U.S.A. went from being the #1 creditor nation to #1 debtor nation during his 2 terms as president.
Reagan fired the union FAA Air Traffic Controllers, being the first shot at organized labor, that began the off-shoring and out-sourcing of American jobs, while borrowing monies from China began so, Reagan actually admired Communism. Reagan’s championing of deregulation spawned the S&L crises requiring government bailouts and every other federal handout culminating in the QE the taxpayer has been saddled with.
Reagan provided his ‘Freedom Fighters’ Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden and Al-CIAda with weapons whose surpluses are the IED’s killing U.S. soldiers in their illegal occupations today. Reagan fomented Treason with the Iran-Contra weapons for cocaine scandal that should have had the most convicted Felons swinging from the ends of ropes. Then there would have been no Bu$h I or II administrations to continue to run roughshod over the Constitution. The PNAC could not have pulled their ‘New Pearl Harbor’ 9/11 or the farce War of Terror that followed. Wehrmacht soldiers were hung for lesser offenses.
Carter inherited the inflation from the Ford administration. If the U.S.A. had followed through on the Carter Energy Policy, then it would already be operating on a grid of mass transit using 2nd-3rd generation of alternative fuels and not beholden to M.E. oil today. The U.S.A. would lead the world in the desirable ‘Green’ technology jobs today and not China.
"Extreme Mental Cruelty" is what Reagan’s first wife accused him of after engaging in pre-martial sex resulting in his marrying a 3 month pregnant Nancy; that all debt slave Americans and those who have lost a loved one in the War of Terror can now utter this phrase too.
There is nothing to be proud of the unpatriotic, immoral and unethical Ronald Reagan, or those who worked in his cabinet.