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[–] o0shad0o 1 point 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

Reagan also drastically increased spending as he lowered taxes, starting the huge debt steamroller we're suffering from now.

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[–] SirDigbyChikenCaesar 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

And banned guns, legalized no fault divorce, and legalized illegal immigrants putting us where we are now where we have millions of people in this country who have sneaked across the boarder and are demanding to be made Americans.

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[–] mudcatca [S] 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago  (edited ago)

What debt steamroller? Please explain. I'm a finance guy by trade, and always find layman explanations entertaining...

Hint: debt can be an economic multiplier, if you don't overleverage your assets and invest the leveraged funds wisely

How about you check this out & then get back to me? We are about where we should be right now, albeit need to curtail in order to stop the most recent trendline: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_position_of_the_United_States

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[–] o0shad0o 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Oh, also... This isn't me going into debt for strategic purposes, this is the government going into debt on my behalf and without my consent. Screw your collective "economic multiplier".

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[–] DukeofAnarchy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Government debt is not comparable to business debt. It finances consumption, not investment. And the government's credit is dependent on its coercive power to tax (i.e., to rob people), not on profit. The national debt should be zero in normal times.

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[–] o0shad0o 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

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[–] Cheesebooger 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

shit. we ARE NOT reliving the 80's. In order for that to happen, the movies and music would have to be awesome along with many other things. I was there, dammit.

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[–] KingoftheMolePeople 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I was there too, not all of the music was great. We can start w Madonna. There was plenty wrong w the 80s, but I am just nit picking.

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[–] Cheesebooger 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I never thought I'd be put in a position to have to defend Madonna but at least Madonna was a good song writer. Look at Lady GaGa; That shit is lame compared to Madonna oh god wtf going to hang myself

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[–] ApprenticeShitposter ago 

Trump makes me realize, we are in some way reliving the 80s, and might even surpass them

Not even close. The 80s were full of great movies and music and everyone looked forward toward an ever greater future full of computerized magic. Now we all carry computers in our pockets, and are controlled by FarmVille hourly reminders not to stray too far into the real world.

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[–] ColonelDax 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Reagan bled out the USSR by catalyzing Islamic nationalism. He couldn't make a nuclear weapons treaty because he was too attached to the 'Star Wars' program. What did Reagan do specifically that you liked?

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[–] NamelessCrewmember 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago  (edited ago)

As long as we dont relive the music of the 80s... or the hair. Or the cars. Some damn great movies from that time, not politically correct in any way, as comedy should be.

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[–] Cheesebooger 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You shut your whore mouth. Don't you ever say an unkind word about the mothafucking time!

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[–] NamelessCrewmember 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Bet you a dollar you went to high school in the 80s didn't you? It's ok, it's not your fault. Still, it would be best if you tried to accept these things and move on with your life.