PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - TYPED QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 258353
Sale Price $1,190.00
PRESIDENT REAGAN ON THE STATE OF THE UNION, 1982
RONALD REAGAN. Typed Quotation signed: "Ronald Reagan", 1p, 8x10. In full: "I will not ask you to try to balance the budget on the backs of American taxpayers." Noted to be from his "State of the Union Address/January 26, 1982". This quotation in context: "Raising taxes won't balance the budget; it will encourage more government spending and less private investment. Raising taxes will slow economic growth, reduce production, and destroy future jobs, making it more difficult for those without jobs to find them and more likely that those who now have jobs could lose them. So, I will not ask you to try to balance the budget on the backs of the American taxpayers. I will seek no tax increases this year, and I have no intention of retreating from our basic program of tax relief." Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) had two careers: actor and politician. His first movie was Love is on the Air (1937) and his 53rd and last film was The Killers (1964). In 1965, he wrote his autobiography, Where's the Rest of Me?, a line from his role as Drake McHugh in King's Row (1942). Reagan left his job hosting television's Death Valley Days during the 1965-1966 season, when he entered politics. Elected Governor of California in 1966, he was reelected in 1970. Reagan began his campaign for the presidency and narrowly lost the 1976 Republican nomination to Gerald Ford. He was elected President in 1980 and was reelected in 1984. After leaving office in 1989, he wrote his second autobiography, An American Life. On February 6, 2001, Reagan became just the third U.S. President to reach the age of 90 and the nation's longest living President until Gerald Ford (d. 2006) lived 45 days longer. Stray ink mark at blank right margin. Slightly creased. Fine condition.
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