Fox News goes full Reagan.
Well let’s see, what did Ronald Reagan do while President?
He ignored the AIDS epidemic for SIX years, following discovery of the first cases in 1981. Reagan would ultimately address the issue of AIDS while president. His remarks came May 31, 1987 (near the end of his second term), at the Third International Conference on AIDS in Washington. When he spoke, 36,058 Americans had been diagnosed with AIDS and 20,849 had died. The disease had spread to 113 countries, with more than 50,000 cases.
Another of Reagan’s enduring legacies is the steep increase in the number of homeless people, which by the late 1980s had swollen to 600,000 on any given night – and 1.2 million over the course of a year. Many were Vietnam veterans, children and laid-off workers.
In early 1984 on Good Morning America, Reagan defended himself against charges of callousness toward the poor in a classic blaming-the-victim statement saying that “people who are sleeping on the grates…the homeless…are homeless, you might say, by choice.”
He encouraged class warfare. He proclaimed that the enemy of the middle class was not the wealthy, but the poor. He LIED about ”fur coat-wearing welfare queens picking up their food stamps in limousines” in order to divide our country.
The father of the Republican Party’s fiscal irresponsibility, Ronald Reagan made skyrocketing national debt, a dangerously reflexive aversion to taxes and a corrosive distrust of the people’s government a permanent fixture of American politics.
Ronald Reagan made people distrust and actually hate their own government, even when they directly benefited from it every day. ”Government is not a solution to our problem,” Ronald Reagan memorably remarked, “Government is the problem.” Or he put it on another occasion:
“‘The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”
By the end of his term, 138 Reagan administration officials had been convicted, had been indicted, or had been the subject of official investigations for official misconduct and/or criminal violations. In terms of number of officials involved, the record of his administration was the worst ever.
Plus…arms for hostages, no increase in the minimum wage for 10 years, gutting of environmental laws, and soooo many other things. These are just a few things that Reagan did.
This is the guy that all the Republicans worship. He was a horrible president.
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