Happy 87th Birthday Margaret Thatcher!

Photograph: Nils Jorgensen/Rex

Happy Birthday Margaret Thatcher! Leader of the conservative renaissance in Britain, Cold War partner to Ronald Reagan, and all around awesome gal.

This video is from her last speech in the House of Commons in 1990:

A parliament member makes the oft-uttered criticism that the “wealth gap” growing is an enormous problem –  she responds:

What the honorable member is saying is that he’d rather the poor were poorer, provided the rich were less rich. That way you will never create the wealth for better social services, the way we have… that is a liberal policy!!”

To steal a line from our opponents: Why are we still fighting this @#&$#?!