On the June 5th issue of Townhall.com, Sarah Jean Seman listed many of the quotes of Ronald Reagan that are still applicable today. Two of them are listed below.
1). Government Overreach:
“The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.”
“The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”
These first two quotes exemplify what is wrong with all progressive or leftist policies.
The left does not want a level playing field but equal outcomes.
Equal opportunity allows people to develop their talents and abilities to the greatest extent possible. The fact that people are not equally intelligent, equally skilled or equally motivated means that some people are going to be able to produce more and earn more than other people. People on the left see this as inequitable.
What the left wants is for everyone to have the same amount of stuff. That requires total government control over everything. Total government control means less gets produced and the standard of living goes down for everyone.
Few, if any, people have any idea of how wealthy the United States would be if the government was as small and nonintrusive as the founding fathers wanted it to be.
When Ronald Reagan cut taxes, income to the Treasury doubled over his time in office. That means production increased to the point where government revenue doubled at a lower tax rate.
One can only speculate at how much more would have been produced with larger tax cuts and massive deregulation.