I'm always willing to own up when one of my conclusions have been wrong or partially wrong. I'm speaking of my previous statements that Ronald Reagan was the beginner of the wholesale Republican give-away to the rich. Turns out, that was at least partially wrong, as shown in this article this morning:
Ronald Reagan started some precedents such as his pushing for "reforms" that started the ball rolling and gave us the original savings and loan crisis. The mindset began then and steadily snowballed to where the top one percent of our population sits as the privileged elite in our society and the vast majority see only ruin and despair on the horizon.
Read the article for more details.