Friday, April 10, 2009

Ronald Reagan's Debt - The Left's Key Talking Point

I spend most of my time debating with Progressive Fundamentalists, some of whom are Progressive Bigots.

For too many of them certain well targeted talking points that they've heard from "Huffington Post" or "DailyKOS" are able to tide them over that all is in order in their world with regard to the information that they allow into their brain through their seneses.


If you talk to enough Progressive Bigots you will likely hear two key Reagan tales. 

  • Reagan went to Philadelphia MS to kick off his presidential campaign, specifically targeting this city to antagonize Black people because 16 years prior the 3 Civil Rights workers were murdered there.  Reagan did not acknowledge their murders
  • Reagan left the nation with a tremendous debt balance as he followed the "Trickle Down" theory of economics
I have previously dismissed the Philly MS story.  Beyond the fact that Reagan's actual speech does not substantiate the claims - these same Progressive Fundamentalists said nothing about how the Democrats came to Philadelphia PA to have their debate and afterward then candidate Obama gave his race speech in Philly.  At neither time did any of these Democrats mention anything about the 350+ Black people who were murdered on the streets of Philadelphia PA the year prior (and again in 2008).   Clearly all that matters is who will look at the facts on the ground and arrange them into a narrative.  I will leave it up to you to figure out which oversight of recognition proves more deadly to the Black community.

In our present state of massive debt spending by the federal government our friends on the left are at it again.  Rather than intrinsicly JUSTIFYING the massive debt spending proposed by the Obama Administration and the Congressional Democrats who run both houses - the Progressive Fundamentalists simply seek out "conservative hypocrites" who said nothing about debt spending in the past and thus THIS SERVES AS THEIR JUSTIFICATION.  When I say that "Progressivism is not an organic ideology" this is exactly what I am talking about.  Instead it is a "grievance based" ideology.

In a debate on yet another AfroSpear affiliated web site venom was thrown at Ronald Reagan's debt as a means of diverting "Conservative Attacks" upon Obama's spending.

Here is what I simply don't understand about some of you.  IF your key talking point against Ronald Reagan is his debt that was left from his policies shouldn't this hint at your general aversion to DEBT SPENDING?

Anyone who reads the views of the Progressive Fundamentalists on the subject of Federal Debt and believes that they are opposed to such debt - you'd be sadly mistaken.  Just as I say with respect to their use of the legal system:  "They use calls for mercy said by their enemies as a time for vengance and they make calls for mercy on behalf of their friends as a proof that those who stand in judgment have compassion and have morphed into decent people".

The same is the case with their views on Federal Debt.

When their enemy runs up debt it is called "the transferrence of liability upon future generations who had no vote in the matter".  When it comes to their debt spending - it is "a realignment of American spending with our values" (as Nancy Pelosi recently told us).

It is so critically important that anyone seeking to debate a Progressive Bigot come to the table with ACTUAL NUMBERS.   They prefer putting out loaded words upon which their supporters will read between the lines upon:

Ronald Reagan, George W Bush, Republicans, White Conservatives, Hurricane Katrina

When these references are dropped - facts mean nothing.

Here are the facts folks:

Washington Post:

"Voters and politicians became anesthetized to big deficits," Moore recalled. "Reagan was running these big deficits, and liberals argued it was going to be Armageddon. We were going to ruin the economy. Interest rates were going to go through the roof. And none of these things happened."

The fiscal shift in the Reagan years was staggering. In January 1981, when Reagan declared the federal budget to be "out of control," the deficit had reached almost $74 billion, the federal debt $930 billion. Within two years, the deficit was $208 billion. The debt by 1988 totaled $2.6 trillion. In those eight years, the United States moved from being the world's largest international creditor to the largest debtor nation.[/quote]

Obama's $3,600 billion budget FOR ONE YEAR will have an $1,800 billion DEFICIT!!!!!!!
The federal debt will grow by $9,000 in 10 years using Obama's budget spending levels

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