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Back to Reagan Quotes & Speeches

News Conference

During this News Conference, President Ronald Reagan refers to how the government tends to be inefficient, to such a degree that instead of helping, it often causes harm instead. This view expresses the need for a more diminutive form of government where an individual or organization can complete an activity more effectively than the whole government.
 

A few key points are:

  • Government creates unpredictability due to constantly changing policies.
  • The government’s goals sometimes don't align with the nation’s goals.

With this ideology, he wanted to create and organize a government of the right size for its people, where both could work in harmony to overcome the crisis.


"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the Government, and I'm here to help. "