"Like Reagan, Trump is asking for a boatload of money. About $54B more for our defense budget. Like Reagan, this is a huge amount - it is needed however, just because the former President was a disillusioned peacenik."
Okay - shock to some, well know to others. I was alive and kicking during the near melt down of our country during the Jimmy (Peanuts) Carter era. This former nuke officer from the Georgia, decided all by himself he was going to show the world we are nice by unilaterally disarming. As he did that, the Soviet Union went to town. Yes, I was in the work a day work at that time. And I was also in the active reserves. I know the back story. I remember it very well.
About a year or so before the 1980 election, the Iranian Revolution happened. All of a sudden, we had a terrorist state (which at a short time ago), had been our ally. And what did this new terrorist state do? They stormed our embassy (an act of war mind you), and held dozens of our citizens hostage for 444 days. What did Carter do? Not much. He did launch a failed rescue attempt with a depleted military. It ended in disaster.
In the election on 1980, Reagan smoked the sitting President. This former actor and Governor of California, burst on to the national scene. And he did it big time. Candidate Reagan promised to rebuild our military. He was so convincing in that and other promises, on the day the Gipper was inaugurated, the Iranians let our people (the hostages) go.
Flash forward to today. The "globalist" Obama decided to be an apologist for our country instead of restoring world peace. And while he was doing that, the bad guys went to town. Hello, Russia expansionism. Hello China's Blue Water Navy. Hello Iran spinning centrifuges faster than than the speed of light. Hello North Korea building a rocket with a solid fuel booster and maybe, just maybe, an "H" bomb.
Shortly after swearing in, our new President looked over the landscape and told Congress this will not do. We need more money for defense.. Like it or hate it, we are the "guardians of the galaxy". Okay - maybe not not much. But we are the police for this world. The UN cannot do it. Policing is always up to us.
Like Reagan, Trump is asking for a boatload of money. About $54B more for our defense budget. Like Reagan, this is a huge amount - it is needed however, just because the former President was a disillusioned peacenik.
I have said this before and I will say it again. At the start, I was not on the "Trump Train" - I was a Ted Cruz guy. At the end however, I was all about Trump. So far, he has done NOTHING but what he has said he would do on the campaign trail. As long as he stays true to his word - I am actively supporting him.