Tip and the Gipper

Tip and the Gipper

When Politics Worked

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A personal history of a time when two great political opponents served together for the benefit of the country. Matthews was a top aide to Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill, who waged a principled war of political ideals with President Reagan from 1980 to 1986. Together, the two men forged compromises that shaped America's future and became one of history's most celebrated political pairings: the epitome of how ideological opposites can get things done. The two leaders fought over the major issues of the day-- welfare, taxes, covert military operations, and Social Security-- but maintained respect for each other's positions and worked to advance the country rather than obstruct progress.
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 2013
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781451695991
1451695993
Characteristics: xvii, 423 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Nov 21, 2013

When politics worked? The American nation went from the number one creditor nation to number one debtor nation during that period? When politics worked? Reagan signed Executive Order #12615, establishing the Office for Privatization within the OMB, to privatize as much of the government as possible? When politics worked? Tax cuts and payouts went to the auto companies, from the Reagan administration, which instead of using it to retool as they were directed, used those monies to buy up various financial companies and dole out huge bonuses to their executives? When politics worked? Were homeless people observed on America's streets prior to that period? When politics worked . . .

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