Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Republicans Started Killing the Middle Class in 1981

Criminal Corporations and Cultural Anti-humanists joined forces in 1981 in a back lash to the 1960's with a new anti-humanist push for greed is good profits.

You won't believe who helped them. 2012 may be our last chance to turn around this 30 year attack. However, we need to be on the same page if we are going to win, so read on.

Amplify’d from
30 years ago: The day the middle class died

From time to time, someone under 30 will ask me, "When did this
all begin, America's downward slide?" They say they've heard of a
time when working people could raise a family and send the kids to
college on just one parent's income (and that college in states
like California and New York was almost free). That anyone who
wanted a decent paying job could get one. That people only worked
five days a week, eight hours a day, got the whole weekend off and
had a paid vacation every summer. That many jobs were union jobs,
from baggers at the grocery store to the guy painting your house,
and this meant that no matter how "lowly" your job was you had
guarantees of a pension, occasional raises, health insurance and
someone to stick up for you if you were unfairly treated.

Young people have heard of this mythical time - but it was no
myth, it was real. And when they ask, "When did this all end?", I
say, "It ended on this day: August 5th, 1981."

Beginning on this date, 30 years ago, Big Business and the Right
Wing decided to "go for it" - to see if they could actually destroy
the middle class so that they could become richer themselves.

And they've succeeded.

On Aug. 5, 1981, President Ronald Reagan fired every member of
the air traffic controllers union (PATCO) who'd defied his order to
return to work and declared their union illegal. They had been on
strike for just two days.


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