By Ronald Reagan
President Ronald Reagan's folksy means with phrases and evocative supply earned him the moniker "The nice Communicator." From witty political demanding situations like "Go forward, make my day" to mythical foreign calls for akin to "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall," Reagan's idioms became engrained in America's ancient lexicon. This encyclopedic compilation gathers approximately 2500 quotations from speeches and different public addresses that Reagan added, both in individual or on radio or tv, in the course of his 8 years as president. geared up topically into greater than 60 fundamental topic parts, the entries exhibit Reagan's coverage notion on matters from abortion to welfare reform. every one contains details at the identify, date, venue, and viewers of the speech from which the word is taken. the main complete selection of Reagan quotations on hand, this obtainable paintings deals new and revealing insights into the brain and center of the 40th president.
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207 “I hope you’ll keep in mind that economic forecasting is far from a perfect science. ” Radio Address to the nation on the Economic Recovery Program (January 21, 1984). ” Radio Address to the Nation on the Federal Budget (February 20, 1987). 210 “The budget process is, indeed, a sorry spectacle: deadlines delayed or missed completely, huge continuing resolutions that camouﬂage the worst kind of special interest spending. Budget process? It’s more like a magic show. ” Radio Address to the Nation on Budget Reform (March 21, 1987).
Remarks at the Annual Meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States (April 29, 1985). 344 “We came to believe that government was more the problem than the solution, that the massive growth of government spending was weighing down the private sector, and that huge increases in taxes and regulations were stiﬂing individual initiative and destroying opportunity for our people. ” Remarks to Community Leaders in Madrid, Spain (May 7, 1985). 345 “Instead of trying to redistribute existing wealth, we’ve tried to produce more.
Kit) Bond in St. Louis, Missouri (February 12, 1986). ” Radio Address to the Nation on the Bonn Economic Summit and the Federal Budget (April 27, 1985). 252 “We all know ... that there are those who believe the answer to high deﬁcit spending is to increase your taxes — and then increase them again. Well, that’s their answer to just about every problem — rob Peter to pay Paul. ” Remarks at a Senate Campaign Fundraiser for Representative W. Henson Moore in New Orleans, Louisiana (March 27, 1986).
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