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Ronnie & Nancy Scold Congress for ‘Bringing the Country to the Edge of Default’ (video)

President Ronald Reagan

President Ronald Reagan

President Ronald Reagan has been elevated to God-like status by contemporary Republicans– particularly those who still believe in trickledown economics, union-busting, Welfare Queens, the “vegetable” ketchup, and spending BIG BUCKS on the military-industrial complex, while taking food out of the mouths of children.

So, although the Gipper might agree in theory with the cannibals in the House of Representatives who are trying to destroy the social fabric of  our country by denying food to the poor, he would not agree with their irresponsible tactic of repeatedly bringing the country to the brink of a shutdown just to make political points.

Check out this recording from 1987 in which he scolds Congress for exactly the brinksmanship that his contemporary fans are pursuing now.

Ironically, Nancy– Pelosi, not Reagan– channeled Ronnie today and scolded the House of Representatives in much the same way as Reagan did 27 years ago.

“This place [the House of Representatives] is a mess. Let’s get our House in order,” Pelosi said on the floor of the House. “We are legislators. We have come here to do a job. for the American people. And that job means we have to make the government run for the good of the people… What is brought forward today is without a doubt a measure designed to shut down government…” What her whole speech below.

One comment on “Ronnie & Nancy Scold Congress for ‘Bringing the Country to the Edge of Default’ (video)

  1. James Hannley
    September 20, 2013

    You would think that the Teapublicans would pause to consider the words of their demigod and reflect on their actions today.


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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals--not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election. My platform focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

My Tucson Progressive blog and Facebook page feature large doses of liberal ideas, local, state, and national politics, and random bits of humor. I also blog at Blog for Arizona and the Huffington Post.

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