|Gojira1000 - 2008-02-04 |
Oh man, I remember these running while I ate government cheese.
|Goofy Gorilla - 2008-02-04 |
Well, the seventies were really bad with the increasing unemployment, and we saw really big changes after 1983. I don't know if it was Reagan's policies specifically that caused the dramatic changes, but were I him, I would definitely have used that as a campaign point. The late seventies and early eighties were a terrible spot in US economic history. I'll give four stars since this an important historical piece, at least.
Binro the Heretic
Yes, Reagan's policies helped with the unemployment situation, specifically, the obscene levels of pork-barrel spending, especially on defense contracts. To get the money to pay for it all, he gutted social programs and cranked up the deficit. Then he went on a tear helping big business bust unions and ship jobs overseas.
There was prosperity for a while in the mid-1980s, but only if you were already in the upper & middle classes. Lower-class families still lived hand-to-mouth only they were having a tougher time than ever.
Then the whole damned thing collapsed during the presidency of Bush the Elder. Reagan didn't care, though. He was totally fucking senile by that point, the rotten old bastard.
|Hooper_X - 2008-02-04 |
It's Morning in America... Because We Ran All the Darkies Out.
|FABIO2 - 2008-02-04 |
the greatness of...........?
For some reason I was so expecting the MacDonalds logo to pop up at the end.
The greatness of cocaine. Trick of grammar.
|MK_Ultra - 2008-02-04 |
So I guess the past eight years have just been "night time"?
|theSnake - 2008-02-04 |
Wheres the WHITE PEOPLE tag????
|positively - 2008-02-04 |
Holy fuck, Mondale didn't stand a chance.
|Caminante Nocturno - 2008-02-04 |
Meanwhile, the Contras are murdering Nicaraguan children while you prance and gad about with stupid grins on your faces.
Hey-- if that's the worst of the worries for the Reagan administration, I'd say we had it pretty good.
|Xenocide - 2008-02-04 |
I demand to know how many of those 6500 marriages will last until Reagan's term is up.
|Rodents of Unusual Size - 2008-02-04 |
Man, the 80s must have been an economic BOOM town! Why have I never heard stories of how little inflation occurred and how many people lived nowhere near any bad neighborhoods?
|DrVital - 2008-02-05 |
And yet somehow they couldn't find the money to fix the clock tower in Hill Valley CA since it had been hit by lightning almost thirty years before.
I thought it was a tradition to NOT fix the clock tower.
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