People like to say "republicans want to take us back to the 50s"

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  1. thermodynamic Suspended

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    Do they know of what they speak?

    For example,

    Corporate and individual tax rates were much higher.

    The middle/working class never had it better, one family member worked whereas the other stayed home and did other work to compensate for not having a job. Work was valued, which allowed one family member to make enough earnings...

    Now, yes, I'm omitting some details...

    But so are the people who use the "go back to the 50s" in a pejorative sense since the 1950s had bad social issues to go with good economic ones, for which there is absolutely no correlation. (So 65 years later, we have much better social issues but worse economic ones. But to make a correlation would quickly be disputed and debunked.)

    So the next time people talk of the 1950s, add some context.

    Or say "1850s" if you want to cover all issues.

    Thanks!
     
  2. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    Do what now?
     
  3. fischersd macrumors 601

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    You really should include the context if you're going to kick off a thread like this. You're talking about Bill Maher.

     
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    Socially they want to go back. That's now taken a back seat to what the Republicans are now, a white nationalist party.
     
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    Seems like the Democrats want to take us back to the 50s in foreign relations.
     
  7. impulse462 macrumors 68000

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    its almost as if times change and different aspects of society have to change as other parts we can't control change in order to adapt to survive in order to create a more perfect union. what a concept
     

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