Saturday, June 30, 2007

Cheerful Servant of the Wealthy Criminal Class

More from The Clothes Have No Emperor:

1/18[/1983]
"The President and Cap sit around and talk about how workfare got surfers off the beach in California. They have no concept of what is going on."
--Unnamed aide on President Reagan's failure to comprehend the seriousness of the recession.

1/19[/1983]
President Reagan tells reporters about "the ten commandments of Nikolai Lenin...the guiding principles of communism," among them "that promises are like pie crust, made to be broken." Soviet scholars claim that no such commandments exist, and point out that Lenin's name was Vladimir.

1/25/[/1983]
"For the last 30 years he's been in a dream world....I think he actually believes hat giving more to rich people will make them work harder, whereas the only way to make poor people work is to tax their unemployment benefits."
-NAACP executive director Benjamin Hooks, unimpressed by President Reagan's understanding of the underclass.

1/26[/1983]
Having traveled to a Boston bar to show solidarity with the working class, President Reagan dismays his handlers by instead urging the abolition of the corporate income tax.

1/31[/1983]
"Has anyone stopped to consider that the best way to balance the federal budget is not by taxing people into the poorhouse and it's not by cutting spending to the bone, but by all of us simply trying to live up to the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule?"
-President Reagan to a convention of religious broadcasters

The Reagan Administration Talks About The Economy:

"The number of people remaining in poverty is very small and it grows smaller every day."
--Domestic advisor Martin Anderson

"An increase in the number of people seekign work who didn't find it."
--Larry Speakes on the cause of unemployment

"Just remember, for every person who is out of work, there are nine of us with jobs."
--President Reagan on the 10% unemployment rate

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