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17. I'm sure Reagan wanted to cryogenically preserve them in case we needed them later,
Sat Aug 20, 2016, 08:30 PM
Aug 2016

but jail seemed cheaper. Besides, he didn't really think we'd need them later. The other suggestion, by one of his advisers named John Swift, was to turn them into Soylent Green and eat them. I think the Spam lobby objected on the grounds it would depress prices for their product. Or they wanted the processing contract all to themselves.

Reagan knew, though, he had to make the poor disappear somehow. It made his rich friends feel bad if they had to see them.

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