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June 08, 2004

Reagan Years
(See post below this one if you think I'm just ripping Reagan)

I thought it was quite a coincidence. On Saturday, the first time I heard about Reagan dying (which was about 6 p.m. PST), I was reading "The Reagan Years" chapter of Al Franken's "Rush Limbaugh Is ... "

it's about Rush needing people to believe that Reaganomics is the key to success in America otherwise his (Rush's) schtick falls apart.
Click here.

One of its strongest points is that, despite the idea that Reagan was fiscally responsible, the sum of the budgets he submitted to the Democratic-controlled Congress was actually more than the final budgets that became law. Click here.

Also, he rips Rush's idea that the level of taxes on the poor went down. Click here.

Also, there's Reagan's clearly untrue stories about a football game where his team lost the game because he was TOO honest (story was a lie) and a welfare queen who never existed. Click a different place here.