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The GOP and the "Working Class"

Quintus_T_Cicero Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 8:21 AM
AmericanLoonytoon: There was NOT supposed to be a big uptick in spending during the Reagan years. Except for Defense spending cuts were to accompany the tax cuts. The Dumbshitcraps in Congress spent like a drunk on a spree. (Then again the leading Dumbshitcrap was a drunk).
americathebeautiful Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 8:33 AM
That's it AL, you are FLAGGED for your LIES and inability to LEARN THE TRUTH and REAL FACTS OF JUST WHAT AMERICA IS REALLY ABOUT!

Again READ the Declaration of Independence! AND READ IT NOW you moron!
AmericanLiberal Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 8:28 AM
Again, it is genuinely amazing how you clowns do not let something like fact-based reasoning get in the way of your version of how things unfolded. Economic history is useful for two reasons: 1) it gives us insights into human nature and the natural law that governs all men, and 2) it provides a quantitative basis, a laboratory, for testing our ideas.

After Volcker drained the inflation from the system, Reagan spent like a drunken sailor. This gave business customers, and from there, once business growth had traction, economic growth was generated internally by the private sector, via new products and services, and financial levering that ultimately resulted in a crash.

I've always taken exception to the term "working class" used to denote blue collar workers; my dad was a doctor and he was often at the hospital treating patients for 12 1/2 hours per day.  What about that isn't working?

Even so, Matt Lewis (once of Townhall) has an important piece in The Week, discussing the increasing demoralization of the working class (in the traditional sense of the term). It's a topic well worth the GOP's attention, not because "creative destruction" (and the failed lives and towns, etc. that accompany it) isn't an inevitable part of capitalism -- but because...