It's been over thirty years since Reagan ushered in the "Conservative Era" and what does the GOP have to show for themselves? When Reagan came into office, America was the greatest producer of finished goods in the world. Now we are the greatest importer of finished goods. In that same time we went from the greatest crediter nation to the greatest debter nation. In 1980, America had the largest most prosperous and productive middle class in history, since then real wages for the vast majority of Americans have been stagnant and in recent years have actually declined. Falling wages have led to falling tax revenues, adding that with foolish tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy has left Federal, State and local governments in deep debt. Now we are told that the only thing we can do is cut all the things that helped create our once prosperous middle class. Yes we are told we must do away with Social Security, Medicare, and of course Obamacare. Once that is done we can get rid of those pesky labor laws. 40 hour work week? Gone, overtime pay? Gone, Occupational Safety and Health laws? Gone, Child Labor Laws? Gone Labor Unions? Well, since they are the reason for the existance of all these things we must cut we might as well criminalize them. Yes, it's a Capitalists dream, a nation of wage slaves.