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Ring Ignores Facts

Ring Ignores Facts

It appears that Michael J. Ring '01 is so eager in his recent column ["Ronald Reagan Department of Shams," Feb. 13] to tar former president Reagan that he's not willing to let facts stand in his way.

For starters, Ring conveniently fails to note that the air traffic controllers were striking in violation of federal law. He then makes the ludicrous statement that "after a decade of supply-side policies, the economy imploded in the worst recession to rock America since the days of the Great Depression." Again, facts are no barrier to Ring's rant. The recession of 1981, caused by the need to clean up the inflationary policies of progessives, was far worse than the recession of the early 1990s. Ring would be far more convincing if he hadn't blatantly ignore reality in his rush to make his alleged point.

Richard L. Carreiro '89