She knew that Congress didn't care about who the Reagan era hit the hardest
His mother was wise enough to realize that any substantial help from the government wasn’t coming any time soon. The “Reagan” era Sandman refers to is period during which President Ronald Wilson Reagan held office. This period is not viewed favorbly by many due to Reagan’s stances on welfare, immigration, and his much more militant take on the War on Drugs. Some even believe that the War on Drugs was just a front to have the CIA smuggle more drugs into inner city areas.
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