Open Thread | Everything Bad In This Country Can Be Traced Back To Ronald Reagan

Found this great thread.
But, truth is truth…anything bad in this country, especially the financial state of this country…can be traced back to Ronald Reagan.

Go and read the rest of that excellent thread.

There are so many things that Reagan did that were harmful to the middle class-economically.
He stopped widows and widowers from being able to fully get their spouses monies upon death.
He stopped children from being able to get the Social Security assistance of their parents until 22. This had helped many people go to college. He cut it off at day of the child’s 18th birthday.
He cut off funds for poor kids going to college.

There is a reason why, when charting economic inequality, it begins with the Reagan years.

I believe that Boomers understand when people try to point out the difference in the economy now and then. I don’t think that they want to accept responsibility for what their votes have done to this country.

That they supported,full throttle, the people responsible for the economic devastation of this country.

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24 Responses to Open Thread | Everything Bad In This Country Can Be Traced Back To Ronald Reagan

  1. rikyrah says:

    Renee (@PettyLupone) tweeted at 9:30 PM on Thu, Jul 13, 2023:
    Somewhere along this timeline, trump and a few rogue SCOTUS rulings got y’all thinking we’re just gonna let your minority take this entire country back to 1945.

    Please, chile.

    You’re not even tall enough for this ride.

    Hope Restored In DFW (@Kennymack1971) tweeted at 9:41 PM on Thu, Jul 13, 2023:
    That’s the part people keep missing. Do they REALLY think Black people are going to just accept the return of Jim Crow? That the LGBTQ community is going to go back into the closet? That we’re going back to pre industrial America with no fuss?

    The regressives are going to lose.

  2. rikyrah says:

    No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) tweeted at 11:16 AM on Thu, Jul 13, 2023:
    Breaking News: An appeals court just ordered New York to redraw their pro-Republican House map, a move that could unseat as many as SIX Republican House members.

    The current GOP majority is only 5 seats.


  3. rikyrah says:

    Put them all on the record:

    The Hill (@thehill) tweeted at 6:56 AM on Thu, Jul 13, 2023:
    House Republicans are pressing for abortion restrictions in government spending, giving lawmakers a way to show their anti-abortion bonafides.

  4. rikyrah says:

    Consequences of your actions….

    Ray Loewe (@rloewe65) tweeted at 9:28 AM on Thu, Jul 13, 2023:
    Christine Geiger, the owner of Studio 8 Hair Lab in Traverse City, MI is facing backlash after refusing service to LGBTQ+ customers.  As a result, her business has dropped and her supplier, Jack Winn Pro, has cut her off.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Ray Loewe (@rloewe65) tweeted at 9:28 AM on Thu, Jul 13, 2023:
    Christine Geiger, the owner of Studio 8 Hair Lab in Traverse City, MI is facing backlash after refusing service to LGBTQ+ customers. As a result, her business has dropped and her supplier, Jack Winn Pro, has cut her off.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Eric Haywood (@EricHaywood) tweeted at 11:30 PM on Wed, Jul 12, 2023:
    Me, after the strike, trying to determine if every studio exec I meet is the one who said that “endgame is writers losing their homes” shit

  7. rikyrah says:

    Selwyn Seyfu Hinds (@selwynhinds) tweeted at 9:12 PM on Wed, Jul 12, 2023:
    So yeah. Still not over the AMPTP threatening me and my daughter with homelessness. As rough as the strike has been, that “article” took it to a whole different emotional level for a lotta writers.

  8. rikyrah says:


    largest rodent (@capybaroness) tweeted at 8:14 AM on Thu, Jul 13, 2023:
    really funny that the writers and actors guilds are on strike because, among other things, studios just really really really do not want to put on paper how many people actually watch streaming shows lol

  9. rikyrah says:

    Joseph Mwamba is Striking (@JoeMightLikeTV) tweeted at 11:07 AM on Thu, Jul 13, 2023:
    Labor unions have been winning the public opinion war on social media. But with the SAG news, studios will start pushing back hard & on a different platform: their news networks.

    Be prepared for CNN, MSNBC, & others to be used as bullhorns against the labor movement. 1/

  10. rikyrah says:

    DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) tweeted at 10:15 PM on Tue, Jul 11, 2023:
    The studios and streamers reportedly have no intentions of negotiating with the Writer’s Guild for several more months.

    “The endgame is to allow things to drag on until union members start losing their apartments and losing their houses,” a studio executive tells Deadline.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) tweeted at 7:30 AM on Wed, Jul 12, 2023:
    1/Yesterday, DOJ advised lawyers for Trump & @ejeancarroll that it was changing course & “declining to certify under the Westfall Act that..Trump was acting within the scope of his President” when he made derogatory comments about Carroll while president.

    Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) tweeted at 7:33 AM on Wed, Jul 12, 2023:
    2/ The decision strips Trump of the absolute immunity federal employees being sued for torts (civil wrongs, like defamation) commit in the scope of their federal employment. Carroll previously got a verdict against Trump for post-presidency remarks. Now she goes to trial again.

  12. rikyrah says:

    John Hergt (@natureofthings7) tweeted at 7:05 AM on Wed, Jul 12, 2023:
    So, Luft the GOP’s fugitive witness against Biden was interviewed in 2019 by the FBI, and not found to be credible by Trump’s DOJ. Is there any doubt that he was part of Trump’s plan to manufacture dirt on Biden which included strong arming Ukraine into making false claims?

  13. rikyrah says:


    Florida Chris (@chrislongview) tweeted at 6:53 AM on Wed, Jul 12, 2023:
    “All-time low’: Ron DeSantis down by 39 points in GOP nomination chase.”

    with this bonus:

    “DeSantis trails Biden by 5 (percentage points) in a hypothetical General Election matchup and hasn’t outperformed the incumbent since March.”

  14. rikyrah says:


    MeidasTouch (@MeidasTouch) tweeted at 7:32 AM on Wed, Jul 12, 2023:
    “Several lawyers who have had business before the supreme court…paid money to a top aide to Justice Clarence Thomas, according to the aide’s Venmo transactions. The payments appear to have been made in connection to Thomas’s 2019 Christmas party.”

  15. rikyrah says:

    Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) tweeted at 7:31 AM on Wed, Jul 12, 2023:
    Just In: Inflation was 3% in June (y/y). That’s an incredible drop from a year ago when inflation was 9.1% (y/y) in June 2022.

    Rent/shelter accounted for 70% of inflation in June 2023.

    **Wages are now rising faster than inflation**

  16. rikyrah says:

    The Biden Accomplishments Guy (on Threads) (@What46HasDone) tweeted at 7:35 AM on Wed, Jul 12, 2023:
    BOOM: Both headline and core inflation come in below expectations, at 0.2% each for the month of June. Year over year inflation falls to 4.8% for core and 3.0%(!!!) for headline inflation.

  17. rikyrah says:

    Southern Sister Resister – Wordsmith #IAmTheStorm (@ResisterSis20) tweeted at 2:42 PM on Wed, Jul 12, 2023:
    Clinton rescued the economy after Reagan and Bush the first blew it up.

    Obama saved the economy after Bush Jr. fought wars on a credit card and let banks run amok.

    All Biden has done is create 13 million jobs and lowered unemployment to 3% in 31 months.

    Democrats prove trickle…

  18. rikyrah says:

    Ethan C7 (@ECaliberSeven) tweeted at 1:20 AM on Wed, Jul 12, 2023:
    There’s a pessimism about Iowa’s House races that are quite inconsistent with the actual results imo.

    IA-01: Trump+2.9, Miller-Meeks+6.8
    IA-02: Trump+4.4, Hinson+8.2
    IA-03: Trump+0.3, Nunn+0.7

    Assuming IA’s midterm redness reverts a bit, these are clearly competitive.

  19. rikyrah says:

    Screen Talk (@ScreenTalk) tweeted at 3:25 AM on Thu, Jul 13, 2023:
    SAG-AFTRA is officially going on strike.

    This is the first time both the actors & writers are on strike in over 60 years. #SAGAFTRA

  20. rikyrah says:

    Jamey_Giddens (@Jamey_Giddens) tweeted at 3:42 AM on Thu, Jul 13, 2023:
    And just like that…Hollywood faces its first dual union strike since 1960. Standing in solidarity with my @sagaftra colleagues. #WGAStrong #SAGAFTRA

  21. rikyrah says:

    Kevin D. Grüssing (Pronounced Grew-sing) (@KevDGrussing) tweeted at 3:24 AM on Thu, Jul 13, 2023:
    For the first time since 1960, there will be a double strike.
    IT. IS. ON.
    #SAGAFTRA #SAGstrike #WGAStrike

  22. rikyrah says:


    HawaiiDelilah™ 🟦 (@HawaiiDelilah) tweeted at 11:34 PM on Wed, Jul 12, 2023:
    For any of you who have been around for close to a decade in this hellscape, you may or may not know Al Giordano. He died on July 10. Just passing it on to the folks who appreciate his work and if you’re not one of those people, maybe just scroll on by.

  23. rikyrah says:

    St. Elsewhere.
    Debuted over 40 years ago?😲😲

    A young Denzel🤗🤗

  24. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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