You have to hand it to MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow. She’s bold, bright and takes no prisoners when it comes to political bullies. During Friday’s edition of Real Time with Bill Maher, Republican economist Steve Moore (I want my name back!), was defending Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts (VooDoo Economics), or trickle-down economics if you were one of the hardworking Americans who were pissed on during the 80s. Moore made the absurd claim that the cuts were wonderful for America.
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When Maddow tried to assert that those policies were only “wonderful” if you were rich, Moore became his usual spastic self and began bullying Rachel by constantly attempting to talk over her. The verbal war of words became so intense that Maddow had to literally stand up just to get her point across:
MADDOW: From 1980 until 1990, the top 1% saw their income go up by roughly 80%. The median wage in the country over ten years went up 3%. That means for the people who are best off on the country, it was the Matterhorn and for everybody else in the country, it was like this. (crosstalk) So if you were rich, Reagan was awesome. And if you were anybody else, it sucked.
As luck would have it, the third panelist on the show was none other than Regan’s budget director, who seemed to accept Maddow’s assessment over Moore’s and added how irresponsible the Republicans have become in their spending practices.