Harry Sauberman writes (Mailbag, Feb. 5) that Ronald Reagan is not deserving of a statue in Newport Beach.
In 1984, President Reagan carried 49 states and won in a landslide in Newport Beach and Orange County. In case you don't realize it, you live in "Reagan Country." I don't know why you felt the need to mention you are a millionaire and a resident of Ocean Heights, but I want to assure you that this statue will be funded by private donations and not cost you a cent.
As for your frivolous and unfounded attacks on Reagan, here are a few things you missed. After the Carter disaster, he restored America's sense of greatness and self confidence. The economic boom of his policies lasted from 1982 to 1990 and created more than 20 million jobs and the GDP grew 36%. As for your labor comments, he supported labor. But when the air traffic controllers staged an illegal strike, he did the right thing and fired them.