Hi, I'm Wilford Brimley and I have diabetes. It hurts me to pee, and it causes me to be short with my family. I can't sleep at night. The other day I stubbed my toe, and took it out on the dog. And two weeks ago, I ran out of Vanilla ice cream, and struck my wife. Then I find out, my wife's been dead for six years. Who the hell did I hit?!
the guy who's entire idea behind winning the cold war was spending such insane amounts of money that the USSR would never be able to keep up.
I am 49, bald, ugly, and don't own a single cool thing. Kids like me though.
It worked? Are you trying to tell me that Reagan knew the Soviet Union would collapse if he spent $ like crazy? That is giving a little too much credit to something that was wholly unpredictable. Reagan thought military spending would keep the U.S. ahead of the U.S.S.R and that was the best way to keep the U.S. safe but no one knew the Soviet Union was going to fall apart the way it did....
Your ignorance is painful to witness.....
Even if it was a clever plan that he knew would worked, spending like crazy to win the cold war and running up the deficit, does not make Reagan a fiscal conservative.
There was also the premise the communism was a terrible economic system one that was rotten and could not compete against capitalism. I think many factors lead to the downfall of communism, the runup of defense spending by the US probably had a minor role at most.