|President Ronald Reagan (official photograph)|
By Mary Claire Kendall
Last night in his much ballyhooed Super Bowl ad for General Motors, Clint Eastwood talked about it being “Halftime inAmerica.”
I remember when it was “Morning in America” under the sound leadership of President Ronald Reagan, whose birthday we celebrate today.
When President Reagan came into office on January 20, 1981, immediately securing freedom for the hostages in Iran, he had a disastrous economy to deal with in the wake of President Jimmy Carter, who gave us the “misery index.” But, with President Reagan’s sensible, pro-growth policies, the economy started humming again—unlike today under President Barack Obama, whose stifling policies the economy works around to achieve the little growth that it has, and under whose stewardship it’s been one fiscal high noon after another.