[personal profile] rhiannonmr
in hell with your good bud Ronald Reagan.  Yeah that sounds cold, especially since I am not British, nor did I live there during her time in office. Her and Reagan defined a decade that was the coldest nastiest of ages since WWII and gloried in it.  I guarantee when Bush Sr and Jr die I will buy the champagne and get totaled.  I will do the same when Rick Perry goes. Hell we need him out of the governor's office NOW. He's been governor of TX since Bush got the presidency in 2000!

I lived through Reagan. I lived through the belicosity that was that final chapter of the "cold war" where we spent the USSR into the dirt and pretty much did the same here except they had no money and we had a dime left. We are still paying the price of 'trickle down economics' what a load of horse shit that was and the exceptional person. Load of tosh that. I got totaled the day Reagan passed. He destroyed California and then moved up to the rest of the US.  For all his folksy image the man was dangerous. And they've practically sainted him here in the US. That really frosts the cake here.

The telling of the character of a person or government is what they will do for the less privileged or weaker of their people. In that Reagan and Maggie offered the oft offered, 'pull up by your bootstraps' option. Works if you have bootstraps in the first place. Lotta folk didn't even have shoes metaphorically speaking. I will really party when the bankrupt ideology of Thatcherism and Reaganomics finally sail off into the political sunset. That will be a day to celebrate.

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Date: 2013-04-09 09:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dolorous-ett.livejournal.com
Bless you, Rhiannon, for saying what I've been thinking.

She wasn't some loveable old granny figure - she was poison and she ripped the beating heart out of my country.

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Date: 2013-04-09 02:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhiannonmr.livejournal.com
Much like Reagan did the same here. The rich got richer and the poor? No change except the safety net got thinner. The middle class really took it in the pants and that's been ongoing since the Reagan administration. I suspect it's much the same in the UK. I just got pissed off last night hearing all the hypocritical crap about what a 'great' woman she was. I got a snootful of the same when Reagan died in 2004 and it pissed me off then. I remember how bad the economy was when he got elected but his answers! They were cruel at best. The rich are about accumulating and consolidating wealth and they DID exactly that! There was NO trickle down. It was a spiteful joke played out at the expense of a once powerful middle class.

I know when Thatcher took over the UK economy was not good, but I don't think she did anything to help it and I suspect like us the UK is still paying for her and her policies, much like we are in the US.



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