Is Peak Reaganomics Killing Off Young Americans?

Thom plus logo Young Americans are dying in record numbers because we are reaching peak "Reagan Revolution." Ronald Reagan altered the American political and economic system in 1981, destroying worker rights and changing our tax code to radically increase the political and economic power of the very rich.

This year, for the first time in generations, the number of people who are "middle class" has fallen below 50%, while the wealthiest 1% of Americans own more than the bottom 90% of Americans combined.

And now we learned this week from a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association that for several years in a row the death rates for young people, 25 to 34 years old, has been exploding, while the death rate of Americans 25 to 64 years old, people in their prime of their lives, has also been continuously increasing.

The only hope for the survival and return to prosperity of the American middle class is to repudiate neoliberal Reaganomics and return to the political and economic system that FDR put into place in the 1930s and built the American middle class until Reagan flipped it upside down in 1981.

-Thom

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Willie W 36 weeks 2 days ago
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Like it or not, President Trump's tenacious attitude for doing what ever he wants and repeatedly defying his own party's wishes are exactly the personality traits a President would need to bring about good changes. If only his efforts could be redirected.

Legend 36 weeks 2 days ago
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The USA is full of what I call Trailer Park Republicans. They work hard, live in near poverty and staunchly defend billionaire rights to wealth beyond their imagination. They are the ones that support loopholes, overseas accounts, carried interests, real estate tax deductions etc. by voting Republican. Yet, they qualify for none. They are the ones that voted for Trump without seeing his taxes (which he probably paid zero, like his son in law). They are the ones that think Mexico is paying for the wall. They are the ones that after 13000 documented lies still believe everything that he says.

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