Even at her death the Thatcher Haters are out in force. You know, the classless vile comrades of the left who spit poison at everyone who dares to disagree with them. The ironic thing is that Margaret Thatcher's success made the lives of these willfully ignorant haters so much better. Before Thatcher, Britain was a basket case. Called the "Sick Man of Europe" with massive unemployment, inflation, strikes, abysmal public services and little hope for the future. Thatcher turned it all around. Not by being nice to people who preferred to continue down the road of failed socialist policy. No, she didn't suffer fools gladly.
Here's a fine example. In her last speech before Parliament a Labour member chided her on the growing disparity between rich and poor. Her answer is stunning for it's directness:
The Prime Minister:In this country over the last few years we've seen the gap between rich and poor widen as well. Under Obama, the rich have done very well. His willingness to pump billions into big banks and protect his Wall Street cronies has paid off for them. But unlike Thatcher's Britain the poor and the Middle Class have seen their incomes decline at the same time costs for everyday items like clothing, food and fuel have gone up.
People on all levels of income are better off than they were in 1979. The hon. Gentleman is saying that he would rather that the poor were poorer, provided that the rich were less rich. That way one will never create the wealth for better social services, as we have. What a policy. Yes, he would rather have the poor poorer, provided that the rich were less rich. That is the Liberal policy.
Margaret Thatcher believed that the redistribution of wealth by government was the wrong answer in the effort to create wealth and opportunity FOR ALL. She showed that economic freedom works. What a pity we don't have a Thatcher in this country willing and able to speak those hard truths to the millions suffering the cruel deprivation of failed socialist policies today!