Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I survived the Reagan years...So the GOP can kiss my ass!!!

“Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.” quoted by Winston Churchill.
I have realized that American is a country that's bipolar & delusional. Meaning, we are insane because many have forgotten the legislation of past presidents & the harm it has caused.

I survived the Reagan years January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989. Most of my generation might not remember the times. But for me, it was the 1st time I was ever aware of an income divide between folks. I listened to the KYW1060 with my Grandfather daily. I remember listening to commentary of the air traffic controller strike. I asked my Grandfather why the government was interested in business. He told me that government was a business. I might not have fully understood it then but I damn sure do now. Reaganomics, tickle down theory, Just say no to drugs & Peace Through Strength are a few phrases I remember. But the news, the commentary, the uncertain looks on adults faces, stick in my mind like a hot razor. Increased military spending (Ft.Dix Mcquire Air Force Base was right down the road from my home), higher taxes for the middle class, drugs flooding Black & Latino neighborhoods, the Just Say No czars coming into schools are the things I remember with a heavy heart.
So when the Becks & Palin of today talk about too much government involvement or cry that they want their country back, my 1st thought is of Reagan & the future of economics failures that came to past.