(TRO FIRE) – For the past 40 years, the Republican Party has only offered two ideas – tax cuts and deregulation. But they've also offered a few other things that help keep voters on their side – hate and fear. Between their lack of ideas and their peddling of hate, they have somehow managed to stay in power long past their expiration date.
I've been talking a lot recently about one certain theme and that theme is that since the 1980s the Republicans have had only two ideas, tax cuts and deregulation. And the reason I keep harping on that theme aside from the fact that it's true when you look back at their history is because we are officially in an election season now, folks and Republicans have nothing to offer the American public. They haven't had anything to offer the American public in 40 years, nothing they have done, be it tax cuts or deregulation. None of it has ever benefited the average working class here in the United States. And that's a problem. You know, Reagan came along and he killed the labor unions and they never recovered. The numbers are still going down today and when he did that, he effectively killed the middle-class that has been dwindling ever since. He did that.