I guess Scott Walker claims to love his ideological "father figure" but just not enough to listen to Reagan's message...
But wait a second... Maybe Reagan meant the it is a "basic human right" for everybody living over there, but not for Americans living here.
That's it! Reagan was making a distinction between the downtrodden workers of the world and not to the unions in the US with their "gold-plated pensions" and their "high" wages. Reagan surely didn't mean that American workers should be able to negotiate for better pensions and higher wages. That would be silly. Everybody knows that the government in the US has a solid Social Security plan so there is no need to privately save for your future.
Wait? You say the Republicans want to "privatize" Social Security? But wait a second. If it is Republican policy to remove the right to negotiate for better pensions and they want to disband Social Security, then workers are just plained screwed. Right?
No? Oh right, I forgot, Reagan and the Republicans have promised that Americans can live off the scraps that the ultra-rich deign to let fall from their corucopia. This is the famous promise of "trickle down" economics. So there is no need for a right to negotiate for better wages and better pensions. The ultra-rich are going to "give" great riches to the poor, the working, and the middle class because the Republicans have promised us that the rich believe in "trickle down".
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