I remember the days of Reagan/Thatcher as upbeat and positive times, whatever the cause. We felt the country was moving forward past Vietnam, the Iranian hostage situation, the high inflation of the ’70’s and the USSR was crumbling. That positive attitude is now lacking.It is lacking because we have little confidence in our leaders including congress and the President.. We are disgusted with the corruption of money in politics. We are disgusted because there were serious crimes committed causing the housing crisis that led to the meltdown in 2008 and no one was held accountable and sent to prison.
Instead of these culprits being punished they were bailed out by our government and given raises. We are recognizing that the millennial generation, our children, may be the first generation since at least World War II to face the prospect that they live in a country that will not be the wealthiest financially, the strongest militarily, and the most respected globally.
Looking back at the Thatcher/Reagan era the future seemed brighter then.