Ronald Reagan Persuasive Paper
Dr. Nathan Blank
September 20, 2014
Ronald Reagan 1980 Presidential Election
Ronald Reagan was a jack of all trades. President Reagan wanted the best for the American people. He didn’t want Americans to be so reliant on the government. This started the innovative program called the Reagan Revolution.
While in college Ronald Reagan became interested in acting, but instead decided to become a radio sports announcer. He eventually moved to Chicago where he became the announcer for the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Reagan was in California with the Cubs for spring training and was screened by Warner Brothers and won a contract. He then appeared in 53 films. Granted not all of his films were great ones, but …show more content…
During his presidential election in 1980, Reagan believed the economy was suffering because of higher taxes and unnecessary laws (American History). Taxes were one of his main focuses. Reagan even studied economics in college and applied this knowledge into helping our country.
In August of 1981, Regan signed the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 (History). It brought reductions in individual income tax rates, the expensing of depreciable property, incentives for small businesses, and incentives for savings (Reagan Foundation). Another one of his focuses was to cut back on how much the government did for the people. He wanted more freedom for the people. Reagan worked to undo many welfare and social service programs, and he cut funding for such programs as the Job Corps and food stamps (Challenge of Democracy, pg 329). Reagan also wanted to reduce how much paperwork the government required for applying for certain things, such as a passport, or social security card. He wanted to lessen the redundancy of the paperwork, and get down to the necessities of what was needed. Upon doing this he was able to help people get what they needed in a shorter amount of time. It only took 10 days to get either a passport or social security card when Reagan was done.
President Ronald Reagan believed he worked for