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How Trickle Down Economics Works

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This is a famous image from the Bread and Roses strike in Lawrence MA. This is my favorite strike. Workers from many different factories, different ages, and different languages came together to make a difference despite being up against corporate giants and a wall of gun holding militia men. This is what SOLIDARITY is all about. These men, women, and children accomplished more than most even attempt these days and worked through cultural barriers while doing so.

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1980 presidential candidate Ronald Reagan with Robert Poli, head of PATCO, the air traffic controllers labor union.

Today in #laborhistory: Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan writes to PATCO President Robert Poli with this promise: if the union endorses Reagan, “I will take whatever steps are necessary to provide our air traffic controllers with the most modern equipment available and to adjust staff levels and work days so that they are commensurate with achieving a maximum degree of public safety.”

He got the endorsement. Nine months after the election, he fired the air traffic controllers for engaging in an illegal walkout over staffing levels and working conditions – 1980

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Where did you go oh mighty middle class of the USA? You are victims of income redistribution scams and freely trading your income to the 1 percent treaties.

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Although President Ronald Reagan did some things wrong during his presidency, such as the Iran-Contra Scandal and lowering the top tax rate on the rich, he also did some things right, such as saving Social Security. Many people think of him as being a constant tax cutter for the rich. But that wasn’t always the case. In fact, taxes were raised 11 times during his eight years in office, but always on the middle class. However, his attitude toward taxes carried some degree of fairness as the video and poster below show.

Nowadays, the Republican Party is controlled solely by a faction of the 0.05 percent, as is 80 percent of the Democratic Party. These members of congress and their president in the white house are class warriors for different factions of the 1 percent, all waging war against the 99 percent of US citizens. Once you listen to Reagan below, it kind of makes you think that he might be on our side today, and it is highly unlikely he would be allowed into the Republican Party today.

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It was Wednesday March 10, 2004. There was a presidential crisis. The US Constitution had been hijacked.

Some time before that day, President George W. Bush had ordered the National Security Agency and other governmental agencies to spy on American citizens without warrants. It was a massive program that spied on tens of thousands of citizens.

The 4th amendment of the US Constitution is clear about this, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Bush had sworn a presidential oath of office to protect the Constitution. Instead, he was burning it under an avalanche of crimes. March 10, 2004 made it obvious that this was so obviously an impeachment moment that didn’t come to pass because most members of congress are bought and paid for plutocrats, on the corporate dole, behind the backs of the 99 percent.

Below is video of the congressional testimony of Bush’s own acting US attorney general of how Bush destroyed the 4th amendment, and then tried to cover it up by making it appear that his destruction of the 4th amendment was legal.

Bush was the worst and most corrupt president in US history. The ultimate question is, Why isn’t he in prison?

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How History is Repeated

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