Ever since Ronald Reagan…

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    Ever since Ronald Reagan told us that ”government IS the problem”, right wingers have made it their mantra. Government is bad, Government is bad, Government is bad…
    I have talked about this before on this site, about how this may have been Ronald Reagan’s worst transgression because it engendered in the populace a distain, even a hatred for their government.
    When one considers the statement ”government IS the problem” in the context of American Government, it becomes all the more troubling. Our government was created by the Framers of the Constitution to be “Of, by, and for The People”. In short, The People ARE the government.
    So in essence, what Ronald Reagan and all those who repeat the mantra ”government IS the problem” are saying is that THE PEOPLE ARE THE PROBLEM.
     
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    Ya cause we the people want to borrow 50 cents on every dollar OUR government spends? Since the 60's and the drive for more and more dole to the people the idea that this Government is ours is a joke. The Democrats have created a huge base of voters that only care about one thing, what will the Government give me today.
     
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    So, Retired, you agree, The People are the problem?

    How sad that you have brainwashed into thinking that government of, by and for The People should exist for the wealthy and the corporations.
     
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    And of course that is true, because republicans hate the American people who are not among the elite top 20%ers. They used to be for the workers, but they abandoned them as well, along with the Unions who helped build this country into the dynamic engine it is. They find women to be inferior along with the American children and their human needs. They believe medical is reserved for the elite and are going about destroying Obama care, opposing abortions, and cutting education and any social programs they can, while sucking up to the military complex and wanting more mass destruction to make the rich, richer.

    And today you will get a taste of the GOP agenda as they bring you another pledge to America in desperation for votes, like 16 years ago with their pledge to Contract to America. I wonder if the same racist dead beat dad Gingrich is behind todays family values pledge??
     
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    Another "Contract on America". Gingrich's ten point contract was never fulfilled, not one point, unless you are fooled into believing that it was the RepubliCONs who balanced the budget and not President Clinton. Not a single Repub voted for Clinton's tax increase on the rich which led to the only balanced budget in thirty years.

    We'll see who gets fooled this time.
     
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    I'm reminded of a favorite old quote, something to the effect: Out of power, Republicans preach that government is inept. Once in power, they go about proving it.
     
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    In spite of Reagans rants about a government that he was a part of and did nothing to change except make it bigger..

    The US has the best government in the world. Our form of government has been emulated around the world.

    For those who think government is the problem....Of the hundreds of governments in the world, who should we try to be more like?
     
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    People need to get-over the idea that ReRon Reagan was any-more than a garden-variety pitchman. He went from being the classic B-actor, to playing the President (brought-to-you by the folks at BUSHCO).

    The ReRon Reagan experiment PROVED (to corporate-America/Madi$on Avenue) that.....with the proper-packaging, you could sell ANYONE (to America) as Presidential-capable!!!

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    Yeah.....that's who's developed the ability to control D.C.; the '60s-people, who only care about one thing, what will the Government give me today.

    :rolleyes:

    Great analysis, there, Sgt. Rock!!
     
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    You just reminded me of an occasion (one-of-many) when Tim Robbins was on (Bill Maher's) Politically Incorrect.

    Robbin's stated (regarding federal-$ub$idie$):

    "Republicans are capitalists, when they're making money...and, socialists, when they're losing money."
     

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