列根的故事 - 古德明
"One day," said Ronald Reagan during his 1980 campaign against President Jimmy Carter, "I publicly declared that this is a depression and the President before the day was out went to the press and said, 'That shows how little he knows. This is a recession.' If the President wants a definition, I'll give him one. Recession is when your neighbour loses his job, depression is when you lose yours, and"--here Reagan paused as the laughs began --"recovery will be when Jimmy Carter loses his."
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Not long after leaving the White House, Reagan visited his former agent, Lew Wasserman, now a Hollywood mogul. Wasserman asked whether there was any way he could lure him back to the movies. "No," said Reagan,"that would be cashing in on the presidency." "Well," returned Wasserman, "we don't necessarily have to pay you."
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