Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    Sure hate him all you want…your right and privilege…just don’t ignore the facts.

    Some interesting facts in this article. Toward the end it says:

    “According to a 1996 study by William A. Niskanen and Stephen Moore,36 on 8 of the 10 key economic variables examined, the American economy performed better during the Reagan years than during the pre- and post-Reagan years. Real median family income grew by $4,000 during the Reagan period after experiencing no growth in the pre-Reagan years; it experienced a loss of almost $1,500 in the post-Reagan years. Interest rates, inflation, and unemployment fell faster under Reagan than they did immediately before or after his presidency. The only economic variable that was worse in the Reagan period than in both the pre- and post-Reagan years was the savings rate, which fell rapidly in the 1980s. The productivity rate was higher in the pre-Reagan years but lower in the post-Reagan years.”

    Yep, terrible guy……

  2. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 3 years ago

    I must agree with you. Reagan was a poor actor and non-existent as president. While income for the very wealthy grew, the average worker saw his income go down.
    Doesn’t anyone remember weapons for hostages? This was a program he started before he became president. If only Ollie North could tell the truth…………

  3. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago

    If you subtract the unnecessarily hostile language, Omnius is right, but he doesn’t include the Iran-Contra fiasco, which nearly got Reagan impeached, until Poindexter took the fall.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    “He is now considered one of the greatest – a standard”

    Only by so called conservatives.

  5. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 3 years ago

    Nooooo! Only Republicans can make deals!
    You look weak if make a deal and you’re not Republican.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    Poor Benson, delusional as usual… Obama is no Reagan. In fact, he is in the running with such loser Presidents as Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Warren Harding, or Jimmy Carter as one of the least successful and worst Presidents in our nation’s history.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    “The Acting President” did an excellent job of telling the real truth of the Reagan who served, his real masters pulling his strings.

    Grenada, Iran-Contra, North, Meese, Poindexter, yes, “Reaganomics” that would have totally bankrupted the country if Reagan hadn’t also implemented the largest tax INCREASE in history to try to balance the books. (like adding the military as “employed” to make the dismal unemployment picture look less severe!)

    While I DO agree with “trust but verify” (having been shot at by Russian made weapons in ‘Nam), Obama is NOT Ronnie. For one thing, he’s definitely not afflicted with Alzheimer’s, which became pretty obvious toward the end of Ron’s first term.

    Alleged “Indecision” does not mean his strings are pulled as tight as Reagan’s were. And of course, the biggest obvious difference to the extreme rightists in America: Reagan was obviously NOT born in Kenya!!

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    Reagan was a successful B movie actor. Obama was not. That may be why he went into politics.
    To paraphrase George Bernard Shaw:

    He who can does. He who can’t runs for public office.

    Obama is the ultimate Hawaiian beach bum slacker. The man has not done one significant thing in his whole life other than get elected.

  9. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 3 years ago

    Actually, “trickle-down economics” was based on an economic hypothesis known as the “Money Market Multiplier”, wherein an amount of money put into a system has a potential to create a boost greater than the total effect of the original amount of money.
    Unfortunately, even more conservative individuals such as myself have to admit that the MMM is tricky to pull off, as it requires the money to flow freely and consistently through the system in question; if anything interferes with this free and consistent flow (such as people stuffing their money in their mattresses instead of taking it to the bank or governments taking too much in the form of taxes) then the Multiplier will break down.

  10. David

    David GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Wow Steve…this is so far off it can’t even be called spin. Assad made a fool out of him and Putin played him like a fiddle. It was embarassing!

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