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  • Reagan has no surplus, while Clinton did; Reagan gave us debt, he is overrated.

    Reagan gave us debt, he is overrated. Clinton made welfare reform. We had a surplus under Clinton because he cut spending and raised taxes, while Reagan had voodoo economics. Reagan had no surplus, while Clinton did. Reagan gave us debt, he is overrated. Reagan sold weapons to the Taliban and ignored AIDS. He also was friends with Jerry Falwell, a radical preacher

  • Bill Clinton Was Better

    Bill Clinton was a much better president than Reagan was. This isn't even disputable. Bill Clinton is the best president the United States had in a long time His only blemish was the scandal e was caught up in. Other than that, he has no competition in this modern era.

  • Careful

    Saying anything was better than Reagan (or even comparable to him) will get you shot in a lot of GOP circles, don't tread this one out there lightly. Reagan was by no means a bad president, quite a good one, but those that still sing his name like he's God's other son conveniently omit things they don't like. Clinton was equally effective and people at least acknowledge his flaws.

  • No way Rapist Bill is Better than Ronald Reagan

    Bill with out a doubt was worse just because he was such a bad person and how his misconduct disgraced America period. The economy was good from the tech boom and inherited the most stable world ever and a booming economy from Bush and Reagan. Anything good he did was thanks to Newt Gingrich the author of he Contrct with America who pushed all of the legislation. John Kasich and Newt were the ones that balanced the budget. Ronald Reagan created a revolution. He restored our pride and patriotism. He destroyed communism and spread freedom. Bill also raised taxes on the middle class before Newt took control of Congress. Reagan also stood up to Libiya and prevented war with Russia or in the Middle East and ended up safer. Bill also let Osama walk freely and did not kill him when he had the chance. 9/11 was his fault. In conclusion Bill Clinton has a weak character, disgraced our country and had some luck and had the best congress and Speaker of the house in history. Reagan restored our country and no one could have lead better in the 80s end of conversation.

  • Can't compare Clinton with Reagan.

    As Reagan cut taxes for the wealthy, the government was left with less money to spend. When Reagan came into office the national debt was $900 billion, by the time he left the national debt had tripled to $2.8 trillion.

    3. Iran/Contra - (I break this down in more detail in the article linked here)

    In 1986, a group of Americans were being held hostage by a terrorist group with ties to Iran. In an attempt to free the hostages, Ronald Reagan secretly sold arms and money to Iran. Much of the money that was received from the trade went to fund the Nicaragua Contra rebels who were in a war with the Sandinista government of Nicaragua. When the scandal broke in the Untied States it became the biggest story in the country, Reagan tried to down play what happened, but never fully recovered.

    4. Reagan funded Terrorists -

    The attacks on 9/11 by al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden brought new attention to international terrorism. All of a sudden, Americans coast to coast wore their American flag pins, ate their freedom fries and couldn't wait to go to war with anyone who looked like a Muslim. What Americans didn't realize was that the same group that attacked the United States on 9/11 was funded by Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. Prepping for a possible war with the Soviet Union, Ronald Reagan spent billions of dollars funding the Islamist mujaheddin Freedom Fighters in Afghanistan. With billions of American dollars, weapons and training coming their way, the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden took everything they were given and gave it back to the United States over a decade later in the worst possible way imaginable.

    5. Unemployment issues -

    When Ronald Reagan came into office 1981, unemployment was at 7.5%. After Reagan cut taxes for the wealthy, he began raising taxes on the middle and lower class. Corporations started to ship more jobs out of the United States while hiring cheap foreign labor in order to make a bigger profit. While corporations made billions, Americans across the country lost their jobs. As 1982 came to a close, unemployment was nearly 11%. Unemployment began to drop as the years went on, but the jobs that were created were low paying and barely helped people make ends meet.

    6. Ignoring AIDS -

    By the time the 1980s came around, AIDS had become one of the most frightening things to happen to the country in recent memory. No one understood what AIDS and HIV really was and when people don't understand something, they become scared of it. The fear of the unknown was sweeping across the country and Americans needed a leader to speak out about this horrible virus, that leader never came. Instead of grabbing the bull by the horns and taking charge, Reagan kept quiet. Reagan couldn't say the words AIDS or HIV until seven years into his presidency, a leader not so much.

  • Can't compare Clinton with Reagan.

    As Reagan cut taxes for the wealthy, the government was left with less money to spend. When Reagan came into office the national debt was $900 billion, by the time he left the national debt had tripled to $2.8 trillion.

    3. Iran/Contra - (I break this down in more detail in the article linked here)

    In 1986, a group of Americans were being held hostage by a terrorist group with ties to Iran. In an attempt to free the hostages, Ronald Reagan secretly sold arms and money to Iran. Much of the money that was received from the trade went to fund the Nicaragua Contra rebels who were in a war with the Sandinista government of Nicaragua. When the scandal broke in the Untied States it became the biggest story in the country, Reagan tried to down play what happened, but never fully recovered.

    4. Reagan funded Terrorists -

    The attacks on 9/11 by al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden brought new attention to international terrorism. All of a sudden, Americans coast to coast wore their American flag pins, ate their freedom fries and couldn't wait to go to war with anyone who looked like a Muslim. What Americans didn't realize was that the same group that attacked the United States on 9/11 was funded by Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. Prepping for a possible war with the Soviet Union, Ronald Reagan spent billions of dollars funding the Islamist mujaheddin Freedom Fighters in Afghanistan. With billions of American dollars, weapons and training coming their way, the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden took everything they were given and gave it back to the United States over a decade later in the worst possible way imaginable.

    5. Unemployment issues -

    When Ronald Reagan came into office 1981, unemployment was at 7.5%. After Reagan cut taxes for the wealthy, he began raising taxes on the middle and lower class. Corporations started to ship more jobs out of the United States while hiring cheap foreign labor in order to make a bigger profit. While corporations made billions, Americans across the country lost their jobs. As 1982 came to a close, unemployment was nearly 11%. Unemployment began to drop as the years went on, but the jobs that were created were low paying and barely helped people make ends meet.

    6. Ignoring AIDS -

    By the time the 1980s came around, AIDS had become one of the most frightening things to happen to the country in recent memory. No one understood what AIDS and HIV really was and when people don't understand something, they become scared of it. The fear of the unknown was sweeping across the country and Americans needed a leader to speak out about this horrible virus, that leader never came. Instead of grabbing the bull by the horns and taking charge, Reagan kept quiet. Reagan couldn't say the words AIDS or HIV until seven years into his presidency, a leader not so much.

  • Can't compare Clinton with Reagan.

    As Reagan cut taxes for the wealthy, the government was left with less money to spend. When Reagan came into office the national debt was $900 billion, by the time he left the national debt had tripled to $2.8 trillion.

    3. Iran/Contra - (I break this down in more detail in the article linked here)

    In 1986, a group of Americans were being held hostage by a terrorist group with ties to Iran. In an attempt to free the hostages, Ronald Reagan secretly sold arms and money to Iran. Much of the money that was received from the trade went to fund the Nicaragua Contra rebels who were in a war with the Sandinista government of Nicaragua. When the scandal broke in the Untied States it became the biggest story in the country, Reagan tried to down play what happened, but never fully recovered.

    4. Reagan funded Terrorists -

    The attacks on 9/11 by al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden brought new attention to international terrorism. All of a sudden, Americans coast to coast wore their American flag pins, ate their freedom fries and couldn't wait to go to war with anyone who looked like a Muslim. What Americans didn't realize was that the same group that attacked the United States on 9/11 was funded by Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. Prepping for a possible war with the Soviet Union, Ronald Reagan spent billions of dollars funding the Islamist mujaheddin Freedom Fighters in Afghanistan. With billions of American dollars, weapons and training coming their way, the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden took everything they were given and gave it back to the United States over a decade later in the worst possible way imaginable.

    5. Unemployment issues -

    When Ronald Reagan came into office 1981, unemployment was at 7.5%. After Reagan cut taxes for the wealthy, he began raising taxes on the middle and lower class. Corporations started to ship more jobs out of the United States while hiring cheap foreign labor in order to make a bigger profit. While corporations made billions, Americans across the country lost their jobs. As 1982 came to a close, unemployment was nearly 11%. Unemployment began to drop as the years went on, but the jobs that were created were low paying and barely helped people make ends meet.

    6. Ignoring AIDS -

    By the time the 1980s came around, AIDS had become one of the most frightening things to happen to the country in recent memory. No one understood what AIDS and HIV really was and when people don't understand something, they become scared of it. The fear of the unknown was sweeping across the country and Americans needed a leader to speak out about this horrible virus, that leader never came. Instead of grabbing the bull by the horns and taking charge, Reagan kept quiet. Reagan couldn't say the words AIDS or HIV until seven years into his presidency, a leader not so much.

  • Only surplus in history

    As a foreigner who has been studying American Government in the United States, I believe to be less biased.
    Clinton has been the only president who has had the U.S. with a Surplus.
    Whether he is/was a good/bad person is not the same to say he is a good/bad President.
    One could be a god person and be a bad President.
    Reagan was indeed a good, among the best, Presidents? Perhaps, definitely. But that surplus is yet to find competition.
    I salute Americans, and hope people learn to talk things out. Remember both sides have noble intentions.

  • Yes, Clinton was a better president.

    Clinton was the better president because he enhanced the United States economy to never before seen heights. He ushered the country through the dot.com boom with much success. He also handled foreign affairs with relative ease. Ronald Reagan was just muddled through his presidency without making much of an impact.

  • More jobs created

    Bill Clinton created 22.3 millions jobs. During Clinton's presidency, 22.5 million new jobs were created and unemployment dropped from 7.5% when he took office to 4.0% by the end of his second term, the lowest in 30 years] the lowest unemployment rate his crime levels hit a record low during the era he was president. Since 1992, reading and math scores have increased for 4th, 8th, and 12th graders, math SAT scores are at a 30-year high, the number of charter schools has grown from 1 to more than 2,000, forty-nine states have put in place standards in core subjects and federal investment in education and training has doubled.

  • Ronald Reagan was better.

    Reagan was in every way a superior president to that traitor of the Republic, Bill Clinton. Reagan never publicly cheated on his wife or did anything that would reflect poorly on the dignity of the office upon which the people of this great Nation so entrusted him, for better or worse, in life and into death.

  • Reagan was way better than Clinton

    Even though I didn't agree everything that Reagan did such as some bailouts, interventionist foreign policy and his conservative stance on social issues, at least we agree on the economy and he did restore the country after the weak Jimmy Carter presidency. Despite Reagan not being perfect as the GOP would say (he inherited $152 billions in debt) he is at least way better than Clinton who was overrated as he inherited the Reagan and Bush economy and was riddled with scandals.

  • No way Rapist Bill is Better than Ronald Reagan

    Bill with out a doubt was worse just because he was such a bad person and how his misconduct disgraced America period. The economy was good from the tech boom and inherited the most stable world ever and a booming economy from Bush and Reagan. Anything good he did was thanks to Newt Gingrich the author of he Contrct with America who pushed all of the legislation. John Kasich and Newt were the ones that balanced the budget. Ronald Reagan created a revolution. He restored our pride and patriotism. He destroyed communism and spread freedom. Bill also raised taxes on the middle class before Newt took control of Congress. Reagan also stood up to Libiya and prevented war with Russia or in the Middle East and ended up safer. Bill also let Osama walk freely and did not kill him when he had the chance. 9/11 was his fault. In conclusion Bill Clinton has a weak character, disgraced our country and had some luck and had the best congress and Speaker of the house in history. Reagan restored our country and no one could have lead better in the 80s end of conversation.

  • Bill Clinton is overrated

    Bill Clinton was in office when the economy was in a expansion model. The beginning of the tech boom was an important driver here. So Clinton was a big beneficiary of a positive economic cycle. He had very little, if anything, to do with it. People have great memories of the economy at this time and give him far more credit than he deserves here.
    Remember too that his second term was mostly spent fending off impeachment due to his indescretions. So the country was at a stand still during this time because he was politically constrained. He didn't have the political strength to push through any agenda during this time. He was just trying to survive.
    Finally, I believe Bill Clinton is a deeply flawed person in his willingness to constantly lie. For those of us that are married, can you imagine having the lack of character and lack of consideration to constantly humiliate your spouse like he did? He also lied under oath and lost his law license as a result. Even Democrat Bob Kerry described Clinton as "an unusually good liar." People say all politicians lie, But Clinton took it to the highest level in his personal and political life. He barely survived impeachment as a result of his lack of honesty.
    In short, he is a gifted speaker but a deeply flawed man. He happened to be elected when the economy turned very positive and benefited from good timing.

  • Not even close

    1) He Let Bin Laden Get Away
    n 1996, Osama bin Laden had not yet become the universally despised figure he is today. Although he hadn’t yet graduated to planning large-scale atrocities, the State Department had good reason to believe he was starting to take a more active role in terrorist circles, which could only grow if he moved on to Afghanistan. They asked the Clinton administration whether they should deter the move—and Clinton said no.

    It wasn’t the first time Clinton turned down the chance to halt Bin Laden’s progress, and it wouldn’t be the last. A litany of missed opportunities came to light. One of the most negligent was Clinton’s refusal to take steps as simple as hiring Arabic language translators for the intelligence services, significantly slowing down operations. If the White House had managed to put the brakes on Bin Laden at this time, the worst terrorist atrocity in US history may never have happened.

    2) He Presided Over The NAFTA Disaster
    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was supposed to be the jewel in the Clinton crown. It was supposed to create jobs for America, boost the Mexican economy, and generally make the world a better place. Instead, it proved an unmitigated disaster for everyone involved.

    NAFTA was meant to be a shrewd economic move by the US, but after two months, it had created a combined trade deficit of $132 billion with both Canada and Mexico. Prior to NAFTA coming in, the US had been running a trade surplus with Mexico. It also screwed over workers. In 2011, the Economic Policy Institute estimated the agreement had cost America 700,000 jobs.
    Meanwhile, the follow-up Central American Free Trade Agreement forced poor countries to eliminate tariffs, resulting in widespread poverty and even starvation. Clinton has since expressed regret over the policy, but that probably isn’t a great comfort to those unemployed and starving people the agreements affected.

    3) He Had A Lot To Do With The Financial Crisis
    Although he ran on a ticket of reeling in the excesses of big business, Clinton quickly became the financial district’s best friend. During his years in office he completely failed to act on regulating derivatives, a central cause of the crash. In 1999, he repealed the Glass-Steagall Act, a nifty bit of legislation that effectively blocked the creation of today’s dangerously unstable super-banks. As The Guardian noted in 2009, sub-prime loans before the repeal accounted for only 5 percent of all mortgage-lending. By the time of the crash, they’d hit 30.
    Clinton also toughened a 1977 act that required lenders to relax their rules for poorer borrowers. In other words, he made it a legal obligation for companies to throw money at people who couldn’t possibly repay it—a policy that, in all fairness, George W. Bush would continue. According to The Wall Street Journal, this was the biggest influence on the gigantic housing bubble that managed to knock the global economy off its axis.

  • More to being president than just heading the country

    Clinton had the best economic times, but people QUICKLY forget he also presided over the tech bubble popping, and the start of a RECESSION! Yeah, Billy Clinton, the one people remember as a thriving economy actually left office with a recession starting!! Look it up, in 2001 the tech bubble popped, and jobless rates were increasing. The only reason Clinton is considered better was the economy, but he just happened to be president when the tech bubble was originally inflating! He came in back in 1993, the public internet was in its infancy, and by 2000 had exploded to include websites for people's pets! Jobs were abundant when the NASDAQ was exploding and people wanted website makers. If this had happened in the 80's instead of the 90's, then Clinton's only move as president would be perjury for "not having sex with Monica"!!

    Yeah, clearly Reagan all the way. Why? He worked with Russia to end the Cold War. Yes, he gave tax cuts to businesses, but guess what, that leads to them bringing in more jobs. That also keeps them in America. Look what happened during Billy's time- NAFTA! He let more jobs leave that Reagan did! That alone makes Ronny a better President than Slick Willy!

  • Reagan was better.

    Won the cold war, which created the environment that Clinton took advantage of. Clinton had a post cold war environment which made his job easier. Clinton gave enemies confidence, he romanced Assad, Arafat, and. Appeased rogue regimes. The sad sight of Clinton begging Arafat at the end of his presidency says it all.
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  • Impossible to compare

    The embarrassment that was Bill Clinton is by no means even comparable to Ronald Reagan, who rebuilt the United States of America after the weak administration of Jimmy Carter. Clinton implemented policies that would ultimately lead to the recession of 2008, during his presidency. There is no comparison at all.

  • Impossible to compare

    The embarrassment that was Bill Clinton is by no means even comparable to Ronald Reagan, who rebuilt the United States of America after the weak administration of Jimmy Carter. Clinton implemented policies that would ultimately lead to the recession of 2008, during his presidency. There is no comparison at all.

  • Is this a joke?

    Why would we have this comparison? Comparing the true American hero to a man who should be in jail along with his wife for a slew of war crimes coupled with repealing glastegall and mass genocide in Africa. Ronald Reagan was a Patriot and Bill Clinton was a sell out.


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