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BOTE_ wrote:
I always bad stuff about Carter growing up. But, looking back at it and from the 60 Minutes peice, he got more done than any other president.

Jimmy Carter seems to be, on a personal level, a sweet man. But as far as the assessment of any President of the Republic goes, it must be made on the basis of Quality, not Quantity.

'What' a President accomplishes is in my opinion more important than 'how much.'

Possibly with the best of intentions, Carter's achievements during his administration included the consequences of policies that exacerbated high inflation, high prices, high unemployment, high interest rates, and higher taxes.

Inflation coupled with economic stagnation became known as 'stagflation' a combination of gasoline shortages, rising fuel prices, long lines at the pump resulted in fistfights, gunfire, murder and mayhem. Carter lowered the prestige and perceived political power of the US, gave away the Panama Canal, waffled on the capture of the Embassy in Iran, followed by a horribly botched helicopter rescue attempt (and finally, Billy Beer.)

No wonder Reagan got elected.

At least, that's how I remember it.

Dec 18, 2011, 23:05


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