Friday, June 18, 2010

Never forget--this economic crises was brought to us by conservatives

And for those of us who have been screaming in every fashion we know since the days of Reagan, some charts that validate our rage.

Reagan Revolution Home To Roost - In Charts
Dave Johnson
June 15, 2010 - 1:50pm
This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture. I am a Fellow with CAF.
It seems that you can look at a chart of almost anything and right around 1981 or soon after you'll see the chart make a sharp change in direction, and probably not in a good way. And I really do mean almost anything, from economics to trade to infrastructure to ... well almost anything. I spent some time looking for charts of things, and here are just a few examples. In each of the charts below look for the year 1981, when Reagan took office.
Conservative policies transformed the United States from the largest creditornation to the largest debtor nation in just a few years, and it has only gotten worse since then:

Working people's share of the benefits from increased productivity took a sudden turn down:

This resulted in intense concentration of wealth at the top:


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