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Reagan wouldn’t stand a chance in today’s GOP

Published: Friday, March 22, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

In response to Frank Musial’s March 12 letter to the editor.

Let’s take a fond look back on the President Reagan years: the Iran-contra scandal, 14 convictions; desisions made by first lady Nancy Reagan’s astrologer; HUD scandal, 16 convictions, costing taxpayers $8 billion; savings and loan scandal, $1 trilion-plus taxpayer cost; 32 convictions in his administration in his eight years; record deficits; 7.5 percent unemployment rate; supply-side economics; billions wasted on “Star Wars” spending; leveraged buyouts of $64 billion per year that destroyed many businesses and companies; destruction of the labor movement; 130, or so, investigations against  Deptartment of Defense contractors.

Just a few annoying facts for your contemplation. And to be fair, Reagan wouldn’t stand a chance in the Republican Party of today.

John W. Rice

Woodstock

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