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  •  Not so sure about the Reagan bit, but otherwise (0+ / 0-)

    I agree.

    Hey, Republicans, the whole world is watching.

    by TAH from SLC on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 09:04:03 AM PDT

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    •  The telephone (0+ / 0-)

      monopoly was broken up under Reagan and "Ma Bell" became the "Baby Bells".

      If Saint Ronnie makes the list, its only because nothing has been done since his time.  It is only as an illustration of how lame enforcement has become, and how much worse the regulatory process is, that I included him at all.  

      Good  catch.

      "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." - Plato

      by Bcre8ve on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 04:32:44 PM PDT

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      •  No, the AT&T broke up began in 1974. (0+ / 0-)

        It took a long time to complete, but it was in court when Reagan was elected.  The case settled in 1982, but that was not Reagan's doing.

        Hey, Republicans, the whole world is watching.

        by TAH from SLC on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 08:35:54 PM PDT

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