No doubt about it. When I grew up, education was free and taxes were fairly applied. We were able to raise a family with one income. Area small businesses were more interested in their community. Political Parties had less influence. Ronald Reagan hadn't gone into politics yet. Corporations hadn't been able to hide their incomes yet. Everyone paid their fair tax. We had quality schools, food and affordable healthcare.
That was way back before the notion that private business could provide a better product at a better price. We had community Services that we could afford.
We also had a Supreme Court that wasn't politically owned and operated. Congress actually housed our "representatives." That was back when we had a secret ballot in elections. It was also back when we (white folk) were allowed and assisted in discriminating against everyone that wasn't affluent and white. Now we have better protections for animals than we had to protect humans.
That was back when were not automatically considered criminals in our everyday lives and cops were our neighbors no matter where we lived.
The only important Americans today are the rich. We can't minimally support our returning troops or our students. Then we complain that we can't find quality employees.
Things have certainly changed.
TexasBred":2i3eb6za said:School has never been free. Somebody has to pay. Maybe not your folks but somebody pays !!!!! Gimpy your post sounded a lot like I had already read much of it...think it was the Communist Manifesto.
Just what I would expect from a "donk". My parents paid "school" taxes until they died at 87 and 92 years of age. How free is that? BTW I WORKED my way through HS and college. Hope you did the same !!!! Now get back under the cow turd.gimpyrancher":3d1hk874 said:TexasBred":3d1hk874 said:School has never been free. Somebody has to pay. Maybe not your folks but somebody pays !!!!! Gimpy your post sounded a lot like I had already read much of it...think it was the Communist Manifesto.
Obviously an Elephant. It was "free" until after you got yours I'm betting. Inferring I'm a communist is like claiming a Republican could be a Christian.
But I certainly heard you.
OMG you have to be either Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton. You sure arent' an attorney so you have to be the plaintiff. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:gimpyrancher":1d6r3evb said:PS: I spent 15 years fighting Bigots in federal court over equal rights and Civil Rights enforcement. You wouldn't understand equality if the Scales of Justice fell over on you.