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  •  'Ask yourself: are you better off than (6+ / 0-)

    you were four years ago?' said Reagan. The voters answered 'no' and Ronnie gave us the Four Horsemen of Supply-Side: Trickle-Down, Deregulation, Free Trade, and Privatization.

    Of course, these 'ideas' have been proven fully delusional. Everything is worse with them in place. Inarguably.

    Five years ago we were in a position for a whole-hearted refutation, repudiation, and mockery of 'voodoo economics' but we didn't take that route. And we're still in that position where we could trounce this crap. But the Dem establishment doesn't.

    Sure, you might dig up a quote where the President says something about trickle-down, but you can't dig up an action, or appointment, which shows he isn't thinking 'fix the top of the money hierarchy and all will be well.'

    I can find the quote from a few days ago where the President said 'the economy is moving in the right direction.' I tell people this and they either laugh or spit.

    Until these lunatic notions are entirely, soundly, even obsessively, addressed the Dems will, at best, skim by the narrowest of margins in winning elections. At best, while the nation goes down the tubes.

    Supply-side Eek!onomics, implicitly accepted by the party's establishment, are killing us. And the people know it. Now show them you're not completely out of touch with reality.

    PS: overheard a worker complaining on the bus here in NYC. Asked her, 'what's the problem?' Her hours were cut back at her restaurant to almost nothing. 'And I work at a classy Italian restaurant, but there are NO customers.'

    I don't know what people know about NY, but Italian restaurants? In NYC? In winter? Usually packed. Need a reservation. Now empty. 'Moving in the right direction' my a--!

    Actual Democrats: the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats. And actually addressing our various emergencies.

    by Jim P on Thu Dec 12, 2013 at 03:37:08 PM PST

    •  Hard to afford a classy Italian restaurant these (1+ / 0-)
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      days anywhere unless you're a member of the 1% club.

      •  Hard to afford ANY restaurant (0+ / 0-)

        It's been a couple of years since I've eaten out. On a food budget of $20-$25 a week, you don't.

        Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

        by anastasia p on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 12:13:59 AM PST

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        •  I can't imagine spending $5 or $6 a day just on a (0+ / 0-)

          nasty fast food lunch let alone dinner out.  Far to expensive to be eating out these days.

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