Subscriber Account active since. Federal unemployment benefits doled out for more than a year are on the verge of lapsing for millions of Americans, but the reason why isn't new. As soon as April's disappointing jobs report was released, critics — largely in the Republican Party — began blaming the boosted support measure for disincentivizing Americans from seeking work. This disincentive theory dates back decades, and largely comes from a Reagan-era book that argued government-support programs were the reason the US economy was falling behind. In his book "Losing Ground," political scientist Charles Murray posited that social welfare leaves society worse off, as it leads participants to rely on handouts instead of encouraging them to climb the socioeconomic ladder. That thesis has informed Republicans' economic policy for nearly half a century and is rearing its head once again as GOP governors prematurely terminate federal unemployment benefits for millions.
Reaganland review: Rick Perlstein on Carter's fall and the rise of the right
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Political Editor. Joe Biden lifted a line from a famous Ronald Reagan speech during his address to Coast Guard graduates, but appeared to flub the joke and got angry when nobody laughed. Addressing the Coast Guard in his first commencement speech as president, Biden attempted to make a joke about the Navy on Wednesday. Biden seemed to trip over his words and the attempt at humor failed to raise a laugh.
As the nation prepares to pay tribute to former President Ronald Reagan on the th anniversary of his birth, it is amazing to consider that his success at turning the U. The Reagan Legacy : The media painted the Reagan era as a horrific time of low ethics, class warfare on the poor, and crushing government debt. But any measure of his accomplishments has to begin by noting his unique placement in history as a firmly conservative president arriving at the end of an era dominated by liberalism — in both parties. Everything he accomplished he did by the force of his personality and words, aiming to pick up easily embarrassed moderate Republicans as well as conservative Democrats.