Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Here Comes The Shame and Depression

The shock is overwhelming.  I never thought the country would go down so fast and so hard after 240 years of a proud democracy.  Not only has a majority of this once generous and caring nation elected a lying con man to the most important office in the world under the guise of change, they've elected the same old Congressional majority that has consistently blocked progress for the last 8 years. This same Republican Congress has done everything possible  to slow recovery from the worst recession since the great depression putting their party above the country and its people.  What a messed up world where you reward the guilty by putting them in power with no constraints at the first possible opportunity.

No only have they given power to this man who has absolutely no moral compass but they've in reality voted:
  • against equal pay for women
  • against funding Planned Parenthood even though no federal funds are used for abortions
  • against Roe v. Wade and the rights for women to control their own bodies
  •  against health insurance for all claiming abolishing state lines and promoting private health funds to be the answer knowing the poor have no money to invest in health funds
  •  against any improvement in gun safety rules or comprehensive background checks; against any research on gun deaths and ownership by the CBO
  •  against regulations for Wall Street or corporations
  •  against science or any safe guards for climate change believing it's a hoax perpetrated by China
  • against lowering taxes by more than 1% for the middle class while refusing to raise taxes on the wealthy
  • against an estate tax for those making in excess of $5B per year.
  • against minimum wages
  • against family leave in cases of new births
  • against bringing in refugees or immigrants from ISIS harboring countries  which includes practically the whole world
  • against honoring NATO agreements
  • against honoring previous trade agreements
  • against solar power and competing with China as the solar power giant of the world
Yet Republicans are:
  • for no minimum wages or at least no change from current rates
  • for  privatization of schools, prisons, post offices, and anything they can use for profit
  • for lowering taxes on the wealthy to 15% while passing the burden to the middle class
  • for gutting all safe guards put in place by the previous administration as in the credit card bureau which protects us from bank fraud
  • for increasing fossil fuels no matter how harmful to the environment, including fracking and coal 
  • for promoting more guns and open carry states
  • for gutting or full repeal of Dodd-Frank which protects us from banks, financial institutions and Wall St. causing another recession as in 2008
  • for using the power of the House to promote prolonged and expensive investigations for political gain as proven in the 8 investigations on Benghazi
  • for using the justice system institutions for investigations and purposeful rumors for political gain
  • for trading in dog whistles for fog horns and inviting groups such as the KKK and neo-nazi white supremacists into the Republican Party
  • for hiding tax returns and refusing to put Trump's businesses in a true blind trust but simply having his kids run the enterprise while he "makes America great again."  Actually running the government will be left to the old crony insider white guys who have been wrecking Washington for decades.

And lastly they've voted for Donald Trump in particular, who has proven time and again that he doesn't forget any perceived wrong or slight he felt was directed toward him with his planned revenge not far behind.

This is the change the mad (make America white again) hatters have voted for.

Shame and depression indeed.

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