Re: [Totally OT] Re: Hmmm. A question. Was [Re: Debian is losing its users]
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On 04/11/08 21:01, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Friday 11 April 2008 01:33:00 pm Damon L. Chesser wrote:
>> It does? News to me. Again, study your history, longest un-interrupted
>> economic growth in the history of the US.
> Reagan was still starring in movies or acting as the president of the labor
> union he was a member of during much of the boom of which you speak
> (1945-1975). Looking at all the GDP data for the US I could find poking
> around BEA's website, GDP grew slower post 1981. Total US exports levelled
Growth would have slowed no matter who was President, since it took
a generation for Europe and Asia to recover, and for the US to get
fat and complacent with our post-war economic dominance.
> off entirely during the Reagan years while imports continued to grow.
> Private domestic investments declined while personal consumption expenditures
> continued to grow. The Dollar is now managing to hit record lows against
> foreign currencies, breaking the lows we set in the Reagan years. This is
> all public record over at bea.gov.
> So if you're going to pin the longest uninterrupted period of economic growth
> in American history on Ronald Reagan, you should attribute it to him as Host
> of General Electric Theater, not to him as President of the USA.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
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