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33. not the ones who needed help but the ones who were abusing help
There were a number of people portrayed at the time as abusing the system. They were collecting while having cars and boats and other homes. They did not really need the help.

Unfortunately, as I said, I was duped. what actually happened is they took money and funds away from those who DID need help. The help for Children was taken away... what was AFDAC or something like that.

As I recall that, my neighbor was on that for her child. She was not abusing the system. I would actually help her out. When that ended, and she mentioned it and the hardship, again, I never put two and two together that it was from Ronald Reagan policies. Again, she didn't mention that either.

It is clearer now how one thing led to something else. The actions on one issue affected issues in different areas.

I was clueless. As many are today. I have changed as I am sure others have.

Since, you jumped on me, my suggestion is to go out and make sure the clueless of today are educated so that the same thing does not happen today.

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  -Let's be honest about Ronald Reagan.... PinkTiger  Jun-13-04 11:58 AM   #0 
  - You're a week late with this one  NewYorkerfromMass   Jun-13-04 12:01 PM   #1 
  - War criminal  muchacho   Jun-13-04 12:56 PM   #31 
  - GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ!!!  Kanary   Jun-13-04 12:03 PM   #2 
  - The reaction of some in DU against RR reminds me of Germany after the  LittleApple81   Jun-13-04 12:03 PM   #3 
  - There Was Some Suspicous Stuff There Too  AndyTiedye   Jun-13-04 01:18 PM   #48 
     - That is who I voted for Anderson  28erl   Jun-13-04 01:23 PM   #54 
  - One-Sided Discussion  SoDesuKa   Jun-13-04 12:04 PM   #4 
  - Thank you for mentioning the Iran-Contra scandal  oldcoot   Jun-13-04 02:43 PM   #72 
  - OK, here's me being honest about Reagan  WilliamPitt   Jun-13-04 12:04 PM   #5 
  - Thank you, Will.  PinkTiger   Jun-13-04 12:11 PM   #10 
  - You GO, Schatz!  Karenina   Jun-13-04 12:12 PM   # 
  - Will, your Planet Reagan is by far.....  spenbax   Jun-13-04 12:13 PM   #14 
  - I said I would wait until he was buried...he's buried..let's be honest  nothingshocksmeanymore   Jun-13-04 12:07 PM   #6 
  - Had there been no Reagan  Yupster   Jun-13-04 03:37 PM   #80 
     - I disagree. Reagan largely got in via his personal charm  nothingshocksmeanymore   Jun-13-04 05:57 PM   #90 
  - Praise Reagan because he wasn't as bad as Bush is?  beyurslf   Jun-13-04 12:08 PM   #7 
  - Please enlighten us...what profession are you in that allowed you to...  Media_Lies_Daily   Jun-13-04 12:10 PM   #8 
  - I was in sales at the time.  PinkTiger   Jun-13-04 12:14 PM   #15 
     - You're a college professor?  dirk   Jun-13-04 12:20 PM   #18 
        - Don't attack me on astrology.  PinkTiger   Jun-13-04 12:23 PM   #20 
           - I'm not "attacking" you on anything  dirk   Jun-13-04 12:34 PM   #22 
              - Well, since you seem to be such an intellectual,  PinkTiger   Jun-13-04 12:46 PM   #27 
                 - RR was not as bad as some are saying...  Karenina   Jun-13-04 01:03 PM   #36 
                 - Excuse me, but why the reference to skin color????  PinkTiger   Jun-13-04 01:44 PM   #62 
                    - "RR represented white, bigoted America."  Karenina   Jun-13-04 02:33 PM   #70 
                 - this has all been a very humorous joke tiger, now, get real.....  mopaul   Jun-13-04 01:05 PM   #37 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-13-04 01:09 PM   #41 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-13-04 01:12 PM   #46 
                 - Good grief  dirk   Jun-13-04 04:34 PM   #86 
                    - I didn't say I chose how to vote by my surface perceptions.  PinkTiger   Jun-13-04 06:20 PM   #91 
  - honest, he was an old and tired man and not a lot of  seabeyond   Jun-13-04 12:10 PM   #9 
  - I gave him a few days out of respect  greekspeak   Jun-13-04 12:12 PM   #11 
  - Reagan made everyone proud and secure of their bigotry.  tjwash   Jun-13-04 01:11 PM   #45 
  - You know I don't think you would have all this all/nothing  candy331   Jun-13-04 12:12 PM   #12 
  - i heard conclusion after 7 days of this  seabeyond   Jun-13-04 12:41 PM   #24 
  - Please re-read your thread title  Vickers   Jun-13-04 12:12 PM   #13 
  - A lot of us have said the same thing...  Delano   Jun-13-04 12:15 PM   #16 
  - Not as bad as Bush? Pinochet wasn't as bad as Franco.  bandera   Jun-13-04 12:16 PM   #17 
  - I understand your point of view.  NightTrain   Jun-13-04 12:22 PM   #19 
  - The main thing that bothers me about all this Reagan bashing is this:  PinkTiger   Jun-13-04 12:28 PM   #21 
     - this i agree and what repugs did was such an afront  seabeyond   Jun-13-04 12:43 PM   #26 
  - AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  mopaul   Jun-13-04 12:36 PM   #23 
  - Pink Tiger me too..... mixed emotions....  28erl   Jun-13-04 12:43 PM   #25 
  - Very well said.  PinkTiger   Jun-13-04 12:50 PM   #29 
  - "get the people who were abusing and using the system off the roles"  Kanary   Jun-13-04 12:51 PM   #30 
     - not the ones who needed help but the ones who were abusing help  28erl   Jun-13-04 01:00 PM   #33 
        - You mean Aid to Families with Dependent Children.  PinkTiger   Jun-13-04 01:02 PM   #35 
        - Yes that is the one I meant  28erl   Jun-13-04 01:10 PM   #43 
        - Yes, you were duped.  Kanary   Jun-13-04 01:10 PM   #42 
           - I do believe that those who need help should get it  28erl   Jun-13-04 01:19 PM   #49 
  - I find it ironic that Reagan died from Alzheimer disease.  Liberal_Guerilla   Jun-13-04 12:48 PM   #28 
  - It was also ironic that Reagan was used by the GOP  PinkTiger   Jun-13-04 12:59 PM   #32 
  - why don't you just dig him up and kiss his ass tiger?...jesus!....  mopaul   Jun-13-04 01:01 PM   #34 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-13-04 03:08 PM   #75 
  - funny how a little compassion here is being attacked just as if we  28erl   Jun-13-04 01:09 PM   #40 
     - compassion for reagan is wasted compassion  mopaul   Jun-13-04 01:11 PM   #44 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-13-04 01:15 PM   #47 
           - i'm a very young 53, and i'm viler than you'll ever be  mopaul   Jun-13-04 01:20 PM   #50 
           - OK, let me rephrase.  PinkTiger   Jun-13-04 01:30 PM   #56 
              - What would be *positive*  Kanary   Jun-13-04 01:37 PM   #59 
           - ATTACK?  Kanary   Jun-13-04 01:23 PM   #53 
  - Stem-cell research  clydefrand   Jun-13-04 01:32 PM   #57 
     - Ideology over science  muchacho   Jun-13-04 02:50 PM   #73 
  - 2nd, 3rd or 4th Worst President..............EVER!  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jun-13-04 01:05 PM   #38 
  - I give him a close third.  bandera   Jun-13-04 01:07 PM   #39 
  - Glad you brought this up  28erl   Jun-13-04 01:21 PM   #51 
  - If you are asking me  PinkTiger   Jun-13-04 01:35 PM   #58 
     - I was trying to remember who the candidates were to try to remember  28erl   Jun-13-04 01:41 PM   #60 
  - Honesty you want?  JellyBean1   Jun-13-04 01:22 PM   #52 
  - No man or woman dead nor alive is sacrosanct.  Madame_Bovary   Jun-13-04 01:24 PM   #55 
  - Why speak fondly of an asshole just because he's dead?  Cat Atomic   Jun-13-04 01:42 PM   #61 
  - How old are you, by the way?  Cat Atomic   Jun-13-04 01:45 PM   #63 
  - he claims to be 53, same as me  mopaul   Jun-13-04 01:46 PM   #64 
     - SHE is 53, and is not lying.  PinkTiger   Jun-13-04 02:16 PM   #66 
        - stop you started out as a nice person in your first post  28erl   Jun-13-04 02:21 PM   #67 
           - Its the personal attacks. I hate this. I apologize for even trying.  PinkTiger   Jun-13-04 02:24 PM   #68 
              - Vicious?  Cat Atomic   Jun-13-04 02:33 PM   #69 
              - you can share your views.....they are sharing theirs too....  28erl   Jun-13-04 03:12 PM   #76 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-13-04 03:21 PM   #78 
  - Reagan had the gift of charisma  IMModerate   Jun-13-04 02:11 PM   #65 
  - HE WAS A LOWLIFE REACTIONARY DIRTBAG...  mitchum   Jun-13-04 02:41 PM   #71 
  - Yes he was, but with charisma.  IMModerate   Jun-13-04 02:52 PM   #74 
  - Oh puleeze, he was the creator of everything that came after.  Cleita   Jun-13-04 03:16 PM   #77 
  - sorry you voted for him  noiretblu   Jun-13-04 03:31 PM   #79 
  - Hey girlfriend!  Karenina   Jun-13-04 03:52 PM   #81 
     -'re killing me :)  noiretblu   Jun-13-04 03:59 PM   #82 
     - Work is not a four letter word.  PinkTiger   Jun-13-04 04:03 PM   #85 
        - I'd sure find it mighty interesting  Karenina   Jun-13-04 05:14 PM   #89 
           - Your points??? I don't see any points to address.  PinkTiger   Jun-13-04 06:30 PM   #92 
              - Nor, if what you say now is true  Karenina   Jun-13-04 06:50 PM   #94 
  - yes, that's it  datasuspect   Jun-13-04 04:01 PM   #83 
  - I have only fond memories  Marx_redux   Jun-13-04 04:03 PM   #84 
  - let's be honest about reagan.....well pink, we're still waiting  mopaul   Jun-13-04 04:39 PM   #87 
  - Noble  RidgeWalker   Jun-13-04 04:54 PM   #88 
  - Ray-goon ignored AIDS for years.  greatauntoftriplets   Jun-13-04 06:40 PM   #93 
  - Locking;;;;;;;;  Moderator   Jun-13-04 06:55 PM   #95 

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