New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave a speech tonight at the Republican National Convention about the Greatest Generation. Let’s talk about what really made the Greatest Generation so great.
…For nearly 50 years, as our country got richer, our families got richer — and as our families got richer, our country got richer.
And then about 30 years ago, our country moved in a different direction. New leadership attacked wages. They attacked pensions. They attacked health care. They attacked unions. And now we find ourselves in a very different world from the one our parents and grandparents built. We are now in a world in which the rich skim more off the top in taxes and special deals, and they leave less and less for our schools, for roads and bridges, for medical and scientific research — less to build a future.