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Thread #147991 Message #3433953
Posted By: Little Hawk
09-Nov-12 - 09:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: Election of the US President
Subject: RE: BS: Election of the US President
Bobert - "The Dems of the 80s and 90s lost their way...
No one was talkin' about globalization or the fact the fact that the US government had joined the goons to bust unions... Ronald Reagan used the full force of the federal government to bust the Air Traffic Controllers Union and signaled that it was open season on unions... George H.W. Bush didn't change anything...Bill Clinton didn't change a thing... We are now in our 30th year of federal government union busting and wondering why our middle class is shrinking and the working man's wages have been stagnant since 1982???"
Right on, Bobert. I remember when Reagan arrested the Air Traffic Controllers for striking. Unbelievable! As far as I was concerned, that was the day when fullblown fascism came to the USA, and it's been a disaster ever since. Thatcher was basically doing the same kind of union-busting in the UK. The 80's was a very ugly era in western politics, and what followed wasn't much better.
We were all promised a "peace dividend" after the end of the Cold War in 1989. Remember? Well, that never happened. Just another big lie. The next great war (the War on Terror) was already being planned, in my opinion. As for the Russians, their society was utterly trashed after '89 by the corrupt drunk Yeltsin and all the carpetbaggers and Mafia who came forward to loot the place after Communism fell. The Russian public were lied to as well. They were promised "freedom" and prosperity by demagogues like Yeltsin...what they got was poverty, humiliation, betrayal, and corruption.
They know that now, Putin is busy restoring their strength, and I don't think they will be fooled again.