Me: What happened with raising the debt?
Nick: “If I remember right, he was under the impression of putting more people to work instead of taking more money for government use. The less money he takes out of pockets for taxes the less you have to spend. The more money you have the more you spend, which is good for the economy, which affects the debt of the country.”
Me: What about military spending?
Nick: “He believed in a good strong military, he was the one that said we ought to go more into Star Wars. A strong military meant that our economy would be much better. Spending much money on a battleship helped with the economy. Instead of having five ships in a few locations we needed ten. It showed strength in our country rather than weakness. It strengthened us in foreign affairs and made other countries come to us for answers. Reagan had no problem spending on military.”
Me: What happened with cutting the size of the government?
Nick: “He definitely felt that cutting the size of the government would ultimately increase