Reagan’s legacy

Election year always brings the love affair between the GOP and Ronald Reagan – even U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, author of a bill to replace Ulysses S. Grant on the $50 bill with Ronald Reagan.

Many candidates promote themselves as foot soldiers to continue President Reagan’s economic policy. But Ronald Reagan did follow and failed many of the core values of the GOP.

As governor of California, he signed a law making abortion legal. He increased Medicaid.

As president, he never submitted a balanced budget, raised taxes seven of eight years, and raised the debt ceiling 18 times. In 1986, he gave amnesty to one million illegal immigrants, and he increased the size of the federal government. And let's not forget Iran-Contra.

When Reagan left office, incoming President George H.W. Bush was stuck with a $3 trillion deficit.

The archives in a presidential library contain lots of history. Be careful who you vote for, do not let history repeat itself.

Ricky Page

Newnan



More Opinion

Georgia Says

The Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle on unswerving ideals: He epitomized the expression "doing well by doing good." His chicken sandwiches made ... Read More


The president and ISIS

The greatest threat facing America is terrorism. Today, that terrorism shows its face through ISIS. They rape, torture and kill men, women a ... Read More


Take a moment

On this day in 2001, at 8:46 a.m. Eastern time, American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into floors 93-99 of the North Tower of the World Trade ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: REALLY?!? A pit bull terrier was put down after being stabbed at the local PetSm ... Read More


Georgia Says

Albany (Georgia) Herald on Internet thieves: The idea of privacy is becoming more novel by the day. Technology has changed life over the pas ... Read More

Our priorities are skewed

The body of a missing teen is pulled from a creek in an upscale neighborhood, and his murder remains unsolved. A popular high school student ... Read More