We've all heard this false assertion by republicans in praise of Reagan:

"Under Reagan we outspent the Soviet Union, which caused it's collapse."

Hardly! No, not true at all. No way:

We outspent every other country in the world too, and by much more! Yet NO other country collapsed: China, Germany, North Korea, France, Brazil, Switerland, Iraq, Iran, Australia, Egypt, Spain... ALL other countries on the face of the earth were dramatically outspent by the USA, but NONE of them collapsed!

Ironically, with republicans insisting on massive spending cuts everywhere except defense, it now appears WE are the ones who are about to collapse! And defaulting on our debt will risk the collapse of all other countries. Another irony: If it is ever proven that such massive Federal deficit spending really does solve our problems, the greatest core tenet of conservatism is disproved! And yes, that has already been disproved: By spending our way out of the Great Depression and World War 2 America did solve two of the greatest problems of the 20th century!


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