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Maybe a couple of days old, but still important.
God Bless Ronald Reagan.
I was there in 1982 when Reagan visited. Reagan playfully "stepped over the line" into East Germany, when he was at Checkpoint Charlie. Got us all going... a big "F You" to the Russians!
Height of the Cold War...there was a black KGB vehicle parked outside our Kaserne almost daily.
"God Bless Ronald Reagan."
Imagine if back then Ron had today's Trump as an advisor.....
My man, Ronald Reagan, that allow the big merger to go after the pension funds, put an embargo on the Soviets that the tans-europeans pipe line was being built that cost US contracts millions of $ and jobs and then lifted it several months later and the European countries pick off the contracts, the S&L, Contra that brought in MS13, PATCO that cost a few thousand their jobs including myself, amnesty for 4 million and the DNC railroad him on this one that we are still contending with. Out spent the Soviets on military to break the Soviets and blew a hole in the deficit which was nothing compared to today's. The 80s was a real ruff decade for the blue collar workers, had to bounce like a rubber ball to get a job to survive, I could go on but leave it here. So wonder I voted for Libertarian Ed Clark for POTUS, he carried the majority in Alaska while living there.
By any chance were those blue collar workers union?
HDE, I think you nailed it.
One of the most important things Reagan did was repair the balance of power that had swung to almost unlimited power for unions.
HDE, there were open and close shop that got hammered. A old hunting bud was union when the place close and his pension of 30+ yrs of work was $129.89 per mo. from the Federal Pension take over, my father-in-law was the one that locked the doors after 41 yrs., he faired better. I worked for a oil equip co. that closed, tough to see a master machinist of 27 yrs go out the door with zip, non-union shop. Reagan had some great speeches but a tough walk, but work through it and became a successful self-employed because of it, but just have a problem with fiction and reality when comes to Reagan when I hear how great he was.
Could you possibly repost that, using paragraphs and spacing as a starter so it might actually be readable?
BTW, I also voted for Ed Clark that year.
Of course, Carter's 20+% inflation had nothing to do with the economic turmoil.
Now Trump is going to build a Mexican wall.....
Oprah will be the one to tear that one down...... Ha !!!!!
Reason I asked is unions are normally pro democrat and that kills the union workers' prosperity...
Ask the former union members in WI what they thought about forced union membership.
When Scott Walker got Act 10 passed, over 1/2 of WI's union members who were given a choice of belonging to their union or not, told their unions to 'eff off!'
"Height of the Cold War...there was a black KGB vehicle parked outside our Kaserne almost daily." SMLV or Soviet Military Liason Vehicle, somewhere around here I have a picture of me flipping the bird at one that was parked outside the perimeter fence at the end of a flightline on Spangdahlem AFB in the late seventies. Used to see them all the time.
Ask the UMW what they think about Democrats now, especially in West Virginia.