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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-17-08 01:57 AM
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18. Yes I do remember. The beginning of the end of organized labor.
Edited on Thu Jan-17-08 01:57 AM by notmyprez
Well, we're not at the end of it yet, but it seems to be getting closer every day. When Reagan did that, it let the corporations know that they could trample over workers and unions with impunity and get away with it. I used to think he was our worst president, until our current one came along. Reagan ushered in the "greed is good" eighties, the beginning of the right wing's ruination of our once great nation.

I still remember the day he got elected. I was riding the subway into Boston, writing bad poetry expressing the scary place to which our country was heading. I was terrified for the future of this country, especially thinking of what he could do to the Supreme Court with any appointments he might have. Unfortunately, bush le fils has picked up where he left off--in overdrive--in all areas AND has appointed right wing activist judges who will continue making things worse for this country for years to come.
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  -Remember when Reagan broke the PATCO and fired 10,000 air traffic controllers? Herman Munster  Jan-16-08 10:55 PM   #0 
  - This makes me want to vote for Hillary Clinton!!!11!  Clarkansas   Jan-16-08 10:57 PM   #1 
  - lol. u funny.  dkf   Jan-17-08 02:13 AM   #20 
  - It was awful.  Big Blue Marble   Jan-16-08 11:02 PM   #2 
  - How do you KNOW that???  SaveOurDemocracy   Jan-17-08 12:21 AM   #10 
  - He got away with it because he TERRORIZED people into thinking  Horse with no Name   Jan-17-08 12:26 AM   #12 
  - Yep - I remember that  Mind_your_head   Jan-16-08 11:09 PM   #3 
  - Yeah, I remember it.  PDJane   Jan-16-08 11:13 PM   #4 
  - Reagan considered unions to be a "special interest" too like 1 guy running for the Dem nomination  jackson_dem   Jan-16-08 11:29 PM   #5 
  - Reagan was a damn racist:  BenDavid   Jan-16-08 11:30 PM   #6 
  - It eventually killed my cousin at age 50........  Historic NY   Jan-16-08 11:36 PM   #7 
  - I remember it very well...  virgdem   Jan-16-08 11:39 PM   #8 
  - I remember it well  Lugnut   Jan-17-08 12:09 AM   #9 
  - With a shit eating grin on his fucking face too.  Proud2BAmurkin   Jan-17-08 12:22 AM   #11 
  - Like it was yesterday. One of my neighbors at the time was an air traffic controller, too.  Hekate   Jan-17-08 12:47 AM   #13 
  - Ah yes... good times... good times.  LittleClarkie   Jan-17-08 12:53 AM   #14 
  - Yep. It is etched in my memory.  Ikonoklast   Jan-17-08 01:14 AM   #15 
  - How could anyone ever forget that asinine asshole and his  0007   Jan-17-08 01:20 AM   #16 
  - you betcha I do.....  windbreeze   Jan-17-08 01:45 AM   #17 
  - Yup.  Pooka Fey   Jan-17-08 04:24 AM   #24 
  - Yes I do remember. The beginning of the end of organized labor.  notmyprez   Jan-17-08 01:57 AM   #18 
  - Just as the 'masters' intended, using the easily manipulated actor as their puppet -  sjdnb   Jan-17-08 02:27 AM   #21 
  - No doubt he did it...  Luminous Animal   Jan-17-08 02:07 AM   #19 
  - We don't want to refight the boomer's battles. We surrender retroactively to the rethugs!  jackson_dem   Jan-17-08 02:35 AM   #22 
  - One of the few unions that supported him.  Mythsaje   Jan-17-08 02:57 AM   #23 
  - hilarious! pro-corporation clinton supporters trying to frame the issue  Lerkfish   Jan-17-08 07:13 AM   #25 
  - Given this, I wonder why Hillary and Bill would say Raygun  jefferson_dem   Jan-17-08 07:16 AM   #26 

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