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POTUS Dots on My Timeline: Reagan

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40th POTUS, Ronald Reagan (1981 – 1988)

Mr. Reagan truly desired or aspired to be the president. He spent years trying to accomplish this objective. Finally. One day. It happened. He got himself elected. He was inaugurated on the very same day I started working for the United States Customs Service, now known as ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).

He wasn't too keen on funding health, education and welfare or social programs like that. Just because Jesus said “The poor ye have always with you”, that doesn't mean those in poverty should be a priority budget item.

He wanted to privatize functions like the postal service.

He was really enthusiastic about space and defense programs. But when the Iran Contra Affair occurred, he told the American people he didn't know a thing about it. He has since departed this life but - if speaking honestly - I was never fully convinced he didn't know. Too late now to split hairs over it.

All of America is glad - whether we agree with his decisions or not - that he survived an attempt on his life. The shooter wasn't even politically motivated. The idiot guy was just trying to impress a girl. A girl he didn't even know! God spared Mr. Reagan's life. Amen!

That's my recall/wrap-up of MY and of and his policies.

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JohnRoberts wrote on January 18, 2016, 7:56 PM

Maybe it is just coincidence but Reagan presided over what was probably the happiest decade of my life so he is my favorite president.

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 18, 2016, 8:04 PM

I've often wondered if Reagan did know about Iran-Contra or not. What I do know is that his policies on military spending, and his no nonsense attitude toward the Soviet Union brought down the Berlin Wall and ended the Cold War. I will never forget the speech he made in Berlin when he said, "Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall."

markgraham wrote on January 19, 2016, 3:10 PM

Reagan for eight years and in high school for that time. The last four years was hearing about Alzheimer's and him.

cmoneyspinner wrote on January 22, 2016, 11:28 AM

It was a happy time in my life also but Reagan had nothing to do with it. In fact, i get rather annoyed when i think about this. But one of my greatest blessings in life was the fact that I was deemed "financially disadvantaged" and therefore eligible to receive grants to pay for my education at a university. By the time my younger brother had graduated from high school and attempted to get aid to go to college, Reagan had cut back on those kinds of programs. It was harder from him to get an education from an institution of higher learning. In my mind the "R" in Reagan is equated with my resentment. That financial aid package was a means of an avenue to a better life. Had hoped my younger brother would have been blessed. Only it was a different POTUS by the time he was ready for college. Nevertheless my brother found his own way.

cmoneyspinner wrote on January 22, 2016, 11:30 AM

Wasn't the Berlin Wall gonna come down anyway. There was an agreement after the war regarding this. Wasn't it?

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 22, 2016, 1:38 PM

The Berlin Wall went up in 1961 to keep the people of communist East Berlin and East Germany from escaping to the west. The Soviet controlled government ordered it built, in contradiction of the terms of partition agreed to after the war.