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



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