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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:44 AM
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Wisconsin!
Yes!

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We All Live in Wisconsin
By Randolph T. Holhut

Conservatives heaped plenty of hosannas upon the memory of Ronald Reagan on the occasion of the centennial of his birth earlier this month. Few dissenting voices were heard about what a disaster his presidency was for our nation.

The list of reasons why Ronald Reagan was one of the worst presidents ever, at least until George W. Bush came along, is considerably long. The economic policies that transformed our nation from the largest creditor nation to the largest debtor nation. The illegal proxy wars in Central America, funded with illegal weapons sales to Iran. The demonization of government as a force for evil, and the delegitimizing of government as a countervailing force against corporate greed. The shredding of the social welfare safety net to pay for tax cuts for the rich.

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...Republicans aren't going after the salaries of the top 13 hedge fund managers in the United States that each earned an average of $1 billion (that's right, billion with a B). They'd rather go after the five million teachers in America whose salaries would be paid for in full if the earnings of the 13 hedge fund managers were taxed as ordinary income.

But Democrats haven't been much better. They give lip service to the rights of workers, and then take the side of the corporations and investment bankers that are destroying the working class. And too many white, upper middle class liberals and progressives have little or no contact with unions, or understand why they are still needed.



ARTICLE HERE:
http://populist.com/11.6.holhut.html


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