I Remember When This Scene Was First Broadcast On TV, And I Was Like, ‘Aww Hell Yeah!’

This clip might be 20 years old, but it's even more relevant to today's working families than ever.

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Man: I'm going to need a couple more weeks for that loan payment.

Mike Summers: Hi, I'm Mike Summers, your state representative. How are you doing?

Roseanne Arnold: Great.

Mike Summers: Good. I'm going door to door trying to get to know my constituents.

Roseanne Arnold: Door to door, that takes a lot of time. Why don't you just go down the unemployment office and you see everybody you want?

Mike Summers: I hear you and you're right. We can't let this area's workforce lay idle. That's why bringing in new business is my number one priority.

Roseanne Arnold: How?

Mike Summers: Through taxing centers. See, we're going to make it cheaper for out-of-state businesses to set up shop right here in Lanford.

Roseanne Arnold: So they get a tax break.

Mike Summers: Yeah, that's why they come here.

Roseanne Arnold: Well, who's going to pay the taxes that they ain't paying?

Mike Summers: Well, you will, but you'll be working, good steady employment.

Roseanne Arnold: Union wages?

Mike Summers: Well, now, part of the reason these companies are finding it so expensive to operate in other locations.

Roseanne Arnold: So they are going to dump the union, so they can come here and hire us at scab wages, and then, for that privilege, we get to pay their taxes.

Mike Summers: Is your husband home?

Roseanne Arnold: Well, he's on the phone trying to keep us from losing our house. Hey, let's talk about that. See, we're broke. I can't even go buy groceries unless it's double coupon day.

Mike Summers: You know, we should take about that. Oh, but I have several houses I have to get to before I quit this...

Roseanne Arnold: Oh, hey, great. I'll come with you. Boy, it's getting rough out here, Mike. You know, it's getting so... My son is going have to wear my daughter's hand-me-downs, and for real this time, not just for fun.

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Original by the TV series "Roseanne." Found on justaguyfriend's YouTube channel.

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Sep 03, 2014

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