Evidence Against Reagonomics

  • coolarmydude

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    Aug 01, 2009 10:48 PM GMT
    Watch this video on Cash for Clunkers and pay particular attention to the 6:25 mark.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/32239700#32239700
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    Aug 02, 2009 4:03 AM GMT
    Do we need more evidence against Reaganomics??? It was a disaster for this country's working class and middle class.
  • mustangd

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    Aug 02, 2009 4:12 AM GMT
    yes, deregulation, a boon to business(es), a powergrab for those seeking influence, and a bane to the people.
    but grandpa said we needed it, and grandpa ronnie had a "raygun"... so we bought it.
    makes you wonder what we are buying today...
    ikes' last televised address sounded the tocsin.
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    Aug 02, 2009 4:15 AM GMT
    Reagan brought us wealth distribution alright, with roughly 2% of the folks controlling 80% of the money. Prior to Reagan the numbers was much higher. Roosevelt heavily taxed the rich, and wealthy folks controlled less of the money.

    It's interesting that the richest man in the U.S., Warren Buffet, of Omaha, NE, is an Obama backer and that he has spoken out against tax cuts on numerous occasions. Unlike the greedy fuckers that sucked up TURP money for 100 million dollar bonuses, Buffet drives and old buick, and pays himself 100K a year. Warren Buffet finally caved not to long ago and bought himself a private plane. He named it "The Indefensible."

    Republican and Reagan were, and are, about keeping the rich rich and having a private club of control. Perhaps you've watched the Discovery programs about the Free Masons. Like false belief systems / religon, the GOP preys on fear from ignorant folks and loves the military industrial complex. Blackwater, and Haliburton, basically got open checks for warfare.

    It will take decades to recover, if it's possible.

    Medicare is a huge fucking disaster with Bush giving Big Pharm an open checkbook on the public coffers with Medicare Plan D. It's a joke that lines the pockets of big Pharm at taxpayer expense. Plan D should have been regulated. As it was implemented, Big Pharm can pretty charge whatever, and get away with it.

    Universal Health Care is going to be a big mess. I'm all for a SINGLE payor system and social medicine as Europe has been for 60 years. As is, "affordable health care" will be anything but with the insurance companies lining up at the federal trough along with Big Pharm. You'd think we'd learn something from the Walmart business model, but, NOPE.
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    Aug 02, 2009 5:10 AM GMT
    and why is this in the dating section? . . . dated section? . . .
  • GQjock

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    Aug 02, 2009 10:38 AM GMT
    While this should be in the News section it doesn't diminish the absolute debacle that Reagonomics has wrought upon the world
    Like Warren Buffet has said "There has been class warfare and we won"
    The redistribution of wealth across the world has been astounding and we have seen nothing like it since the days of the robber barons of the 19th century
  • coolarmydude

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    Aug 02, 2009 3:54 PM GMT
    This thread has always been in the General Discussion category.