Documented principles of a Republican Ronald Reagan agenda.For
starters...Deficits don't matter.Massively increase
spending for the military-industrial complex.Triple the national
closing...Ronald Reagan signed into law an abortion bill that led to
the murder of over 2,000,000 children.Yet, to this day, Republicans
can't exist without daily invoking the name of Ronald Reagan.Daily invoking the name of a man who signed into law an abortion bill is a
principled position for a Republican Agenda?
I find this extremely ironic. Mike Lee's record has the "party of
no" philosophy written all over it. Shutting down the government is the
epitome of "no".
If we do as the Senator wants, when do we start the policy of selling drugs to
buy arms? And when do we start ignoring world-wide health crises? Which nice
little Caribbean island do we invade? How many deals and compromises will the
Senator countenance (Reagan cut a lot of deals with Democrats). I look forward
to a steady does of warmongering around the world too. It makes us all feel so
masculine and John Wayne'ish.Reagan was no saint. Some of what
he did and what he did not are reprehensible. He was a man of his times, and
perhaps the better President for the 80's. I am sure that it gives the
Senator warm fuzzies to wax lyrical about Reagan. However, it is over 30 years
since his election and times have changed. Let the poor man lie in the grave,
and move on.
Hey Mike Lee...you want to appeal to forgotten Americans?How about you and your
elitist republican cohorts stop refusing Medicaid expansion that would give
health care to thousands of poor Utahns?How about you quit your ridiculous and
wasteful attempts to impeach or sue the president or chase imaginary WMD from
Benghazi and work to pass legislation that would actually help someone besides
your rich masters!
Why is it when some scandal breaks on Mike Lee he scrambles at damage control,
this involves a visit to Doug Wright, a Town hall meeting, and some press
releases. If the wolves are not at the door we hear very little from the good
"ending the "corrupt alliance of big business and big
government."Great. I see this as the solution to many of our
countries ills.But, what are his specific plans? Campaign finance reform? DoubtfulRedefining free speech to exclude
political activities? Slim chance.Restrict or prohibit lobbying? Never
happenSo, Mr Lee, give me a specific proposal on how you propose to
do this. Neither the Dems or the Reps have shown any inclination to
bite the hand that feeds them.
As the good book says, by their works you shall know them. So, by this
standard, I don't have expectations from Lee or the modern version of the
Republican Party. It just won't happen.And for all of you who
pine away for Reagan, he may have been a personable guy, an actor really, the
results really weren't that good for the average person or for families.
The supposed government shutdown was a great wake up call warning the country
of what was going to happen when Obamacare finally kicks in. When the
government goes further bankrupt because of it the furlowed workers won't
get all their back pay and the "closed down" government won't have
enough money to set up barriers to keep citizens out of outdoor monuments. The
brief shutdown brought out the true attitude of the administration toward the
For conservatives, Reagan's signature moves were tax cuts, which were
enacted without corresponding cuts in government spending, leading to the first
wave of the deficit spending that conservatives decry.Now we're
at a position where multiple decades of deficit spending - in good times and bad
- (except a couple of years when Bill Clinton was President) have seriously
started to hamstring what the US government can do. As we've seen with the
cuts from the Sequestration, spending cuts have a distinct negative effect,
driving top-tier healthcare researchers to other nations, for example.Lee wants to reach out to "forgotten Americans", but the reality is
with more tax cuts this outreach to older Americans will probably mean letters
explaining how their benefits are being cut. I agree this is just a
political move to endear him to Republicans, because to a lot of everyone else
this will mean not-so-good times.
Go Mike! The "forgotten American" is the family man, the tax paying,
the law abiding,and the moral. The "forgotten man" is the man who only
expects the government to protect him in his God-given rights, rather than
create a bunch of rights that are not only not rights, but destroy initiative,
integrity, and Constitutional government. The "forgotten man" is the
backbone of America! The group of sycophants and whiners that just want the
government to take care of them are not what made this country great. The
"forgotten man" knows that liberty is not just a philosophical foggy
idea, it is a living reality that is based not on what government can do for
you, but on what you can do without it! How would any thinking person want to
deny any American the right to pursue his/her dream without the blustering,
tyrannical, and patronizing hand of government? The "forgotten man" is
the silent American. The "do-gooders" destroy the best of America with
looney, bureacratic, fraud inflicted ideas from the lazy Americans who call
themselves patriotic because they pay taxes, but then sit back and think of
something that the "forgotten american" pays for!
The trouble is, most Americans (especially outside of Utah) don't agree
with what conservatives want. Conservatism isn't reflective of the values
of most Americans at this time. Also, it's funny this cult
that has grown up around Reagan doesn't seem to know what he actually did.
Compared to the current day Republicans he was much more moderate.
I can't believe I long for the Reagan era days. At least Congress
wasn't as despised as it is now. But really Mr. Lee. we are supposed to
believe this very sudden turn around? You helped shutdown the government, you
are a major player in the Party Of NO scene you are a Tea Party darling. Sounds
to me like you are getting desperately concerned about your (hopefully low)
chances of being re-elected. Don't worry though, I'm sure someone
will give you a nice juicy job so you can buy another huge McMansion.
If Mike Lee really means it, the endless prioritizing of corporatism over the
working and middle class must cease. That means telling business and investment
'NO' once in a while. Reagan brought prosperity (for a time) to the
middle class, and Republicans have never won the Presidency without populist
appeal. This is a sound strategy.
Republican conservatism is not really about the principles it claims to espouse.
One need look no further than the politically craven troglodytes being elected,
see Mike Lee and Ted Cruz.
If Lee is getting the business here, I wonder what it's like in forums
where he isn't quite as beloved.
regan also was behind deregulating banks and look what happened then. they
robbed and pillaged the country.got away with masive crimes that thew middle
class would go to prison for.
At what point does the agenda include accepting illegal campaign contributions?
Come on, Mike...U.S. Senators are supposed to be "above reproach."
It is heartening to see many messages here that don't agree with Lee.
Reagan was supposedly a great president then, but now looking back at history on
history of reality, he actually took the United states into dangerous territory
economically and it has taken a terrible toll on us Americans. So why is Lee
falling for Reaganomics as they called it back on those days when it is a known
failure? We shouldn't fall for it. Vote Lee out when you get your chance.
Tax credits, Mike? Tax credits are only of any value to people who
pay taxes. The richer you are, the more you get out of tax credits. Tax
credits are a progressive give-away, directed progressively upwards by tax
bracket. As Famous Republican Mitt Romney once upon a time pointed
out, 47% of Americans don't pay taxes. Mitt missed the fact that most of
these are retirees, who overwhelmingly are, or at least used to be, his
supporters. The rest, though, include the very people who most need
help getting back into the middle class. Tax credits or of no, zero, nil help
to them, Mike. -dlj.
If the "party of no" is the party that does not want socialism or
liberalism or any other "ism," as the basic foundation of its economy,
then count me in. I belong to the party of no.
John LockeIvins, , UTIf the "party of no" is the party that
does not want socialism or liberalism or any other "ism," as the basic
foundation of its economy, then count me in. I belong to the party of no.10:21 a.m. Aug. 15, 2014======== So, then you
are against Capital-ISM?
I see tax increases on the horizon. How many did Reagan have? 11? And he the
largest in adjusted dollars signed in 1982 since 1968. Now that's what I
call a real agenda.