A slight contrast

“In the days ahead I will propose removing the roadblocks that have slowed our economy and reduced productivity. Steps will be taken aimed at restoring the balance between the various levels of government. Progress may be slow, measured in inches and feet, not miles, but we will progress. It is time to reawaken this industrial giant, to get government back within its means, and to lighten our punitive tax burden. And these will be our first priorities, and on these principles there will be no compromise.”

Ronald Reagan, January 20, 1981 Inaugural Address

“At this particular moment, only government can provide the short-term boost necessary to lift us from a recession this deep and severe.”

Barack Obama, January 8, 2009 Address at George Mason University

Via Americans for Tax Reform

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