Now, we all know -- even most wealthy people who know they should be paying more -- we are finally seeing the truth behind the Republican politics which have been in control of just about everything for the last 20 years. Oh, there was Bill Clinton, Mr Republican Light, in there, and Obama, both of whom had to deal with majority Republican Senate and Congresses most of their terms. So the Republicans have giving us this economy of a Donald Trump butt-crack spread between the wealthy 1% and the rest of us. Soon, we will be Mexico or India, two countries without a middle class, people either living in mansions or boxes. In my lifetime I have seen it happening. I do blame Ronald Reagan for starting this mess. He's the one who ran up the highest government debt ever, and then turned around and blamed it on unwed mothers. Under his administration I saw a lot, but here are the two most pronounced in my memory:1. When Reagan was elected, I had just gotten out of the Navy -- yes, I served so I can write this to expose the Republican sickness that is destroying our progress. I had an honorable discharge and so was allowed to draw unemployment until I found work. This measly benefit that resulted into one of Nancy Reagan's meals for the month, allowed me a few months to find a decent clerk job. Shortly after this, I saw Ronald Reagan say, "US Military men and woman who have served their term, should not be allowed unemployment since they have left their jobs.
Yeah, Ronnie, support the troops why don't you -- ass whole!
2. With his tax-cuts and war spending -- during peace time -- Reagan also decided that the US Government shouldn't be sending money to states to fund their loony-bens. "It's a waste of tax-payers money," he said, and you bought it. The truth is those tax-cuts that caused the serge of homeless people who were just put out on the streets without medications, was to give Exxon and Mobile Oil healthy tax breaks as well as research money -- yes, your tax dollars were sent to Exxon to help them find oil wells and improve their profits at the expense of inner-city school children getting sneakers.
It's common knowledge to the Republicans that Reagan's philosophy was to run up the debt so high we would have to cut all social programs, especially that drives them nuts because it means you don't have to get on your knees and beg them for a coin when they walk past: social security.
Finally, I watched an old Bing Crosby moving last night and in it he sang a freedom song for the Forth-of-July. The lyrics were typical, "Land of the Free...." etc. But also in there was one line I think we all should think about on this 150th day before our next Forth of July: Freedom of Want! That's right, along with freedom of religion and speech, he sang: Freedom of Want! And well boys-and-girls, that is a right we have and should demand. And if it means that rich baster driving around town in a car worth the life wages of a hotel maid needs to be confronted, confront him/her. Tell them to cut-the-shit, give a little more you ass-whole.
-- Eso Terry the Video Bohemian yikes again