Rightwing billionaires (who pay an average income tax of 3.4 percent) think the world is made up of “makers” and “takers." So what if 45,000 Americans die every year because of this callous attitude?
The GQP can't even be called a political party anymore. As others have said, in comments on this Substack and others, it now appears to be an autocratic, fascist, monarchist, pseudo-theocratic death cult.
Interesting that the tax-funded public works that enable the wealthy to print money aren't worth them paying taxes to support. Interstate highways, airports and air traffic control, shipping ports, telecommunications and electric infrastructure, and a host of other things built by public money from taxes, are all things they use and continue to enrich themselves from. Who really are the takers?
Lastly, that Gov. Abbott, a wheelchair-bound man paralyzed in a freak accident, is so cruel to those who need medical care, says a lot about him and those in his party agreeing with him.
I read a biography about the Koch's; totally abused, father supported Nazi Germany and built refineries there, brought back a cruel, sadistic nanny who beat and abused the boys. "... but do the rightwing billionaires and their Republican groupies care? Not a bit. Psychopathy is their thing; cruelty is their delight;" Yup. And you can't fix this; it's how they roll. The GOP is killing off democratic voters. And, they also psychotically like to hunt and kill black and brown people.
And in response to all this, what? Biden walks away from Supreme Court issue, manchin gets his pipelines, synema gets to protect the carried interest loophole. To say nothing of the small fact that the world is burning up right in front of us while nyt has 21 stories on its lead page that supercede any of the (grossly inadequate) coverage of that little matter.
It will take more than citizens voting to stop the brutality and dehumanization. I believe it was in the mid-1970's when Gov. Mike O'Callahan of NV decided to cut a lot of people off from welfare and Medicaid, which were already bare bones programs. Attorneys Jack Anderson and B. Mahlon Brown of the Legal Services office in Las Vegas recruited many legal students and organizers from around the country to come organize locals and march on the Las Vegas Strip, led by my friend Ruby Duncan the leader of the local Welfare Mothers group. My signature was on the petition originally as a non-legal representative and I joined the march. O'Callahan was humiliated and was forced to reinstate all of the people who had been cut off. Will the people in TX, FL., and those other states take to the streets? If not, this will continue. There is a disconnect now and people do not see the threat coming their way.
That we live in Two Americas is becoming more evident weekly. I've grown weary of expecting the GOP to act in bad faith. Follow the money.
When the uninsured go to the emergency room, the cost of their health care gets passed on to the other patients. Cruelty and sadism is why the right wingers are doing this. Happy poor people is a right wingers worst nightmare. Because even with money the Rich right wingers aren't happy. Many of the right wingers were spoiled rotten, and yet feel like they were abused? Parents who don't like themselves, can't like others. The cycle of life is to play learn and teach. If your parent doesn't like to play, learn or teach, the children could end up in mental institutions and many would if they weren't already closed down. The cycle of abuse is easier to keep going than to end. Only raising all the children in government communes where all the children's needs are met can we end sadism, racism, religious hatred, crime, all child abuse and most mental illness. The family unit has stopped the evolution of the human race. So till then, better hope for the best but prepare for the worst.
Interesting how you always go to the "leftie", obviously you are hostile to the left. Why would that be.
How a bout telling us who you are, so we don't have to consider you a right wing troll.
Honestly describe yourself. Because all you to is ridicule and attack the left, which leads to the impression. that you are a right wing troll, or part of a Russian troll farm.
And Cannon was specfically selected, the excuse rendered by the DOJ, is that there is a "wheel", like Jeopardy , and she happened to come up, btw there are many Judges in Florida, but Trump appointed judges are in the minority.
So you are trying to get ahead of the suspicion and e vidence that it is Trumps DOJ, and that Garland is a right wing extremist, who, for instance, delayed the investigation and indictment of Trump,until he was embarrass.
And then you try to intimidate me and others with crap like "this is hilariously stupid.
Big fail, because I don't give a f*() what you think, and I see through you, as do many other commenters, based on the upvotes I get from my responses to you..
Stop the con and tell us who you are. If you don't I will continue to nag you.
One of the baffling parts of the manifesto is the loss of air traffic controlers for people who fly around in private jets you would think they would want to make the skies safer for themselves, or are they suicidally wanting to crash into other planes. Is this more rich man magical thinking? I am the man because I am rich, and therefore nothing bad is going to happen to me in a private plane, or in a fast car because I am invincible. I am really thinking we should be blanket sending every person who is on medicare and point blank say, if the Republicans win you will get no more medicare or SSI, and you will be homeless and die in the streets. The youth can be told that if the Republicans win, there will be no more birth control, no more abortion, and no debt relief from college, and their futures will not look too bright because they will be leaving in organ failing heat, storms, fires and floods can wash away their homes and there will be no insurance and no FEMA to help them out. They will live short miserable lives because the air is bad and so is the water, so what are you going to do? Succumb to the poisons or vote more responsible and responsive people into power.
This is not just a wish list for the GOP and Libertarians, it's a recipe for the Roman world they want. If the workforce is in survival mode with no money and time to fight off the ravages of their agenda, they are "free"---free to be entertained by gladiators, served by the slaves, and carried literally and figuratively wherever they choose to go.
They have always been with us, despite the fact that some of us keep evolving.
Your outline of their American agenda always makes it crystal clear what our world IS and will be like if we do nothing to stop them. The GOP has let a psychopath take charge, and dear reader, if you are still determined to argue with them, that's all you should need to say. Case closed.
Further indictments of Trump are near; the insurrectionist are still being found, prosecuted, and sentenced. I'm going to try to not be a Roman spectator. Something very bad happened with Trump's ah-brain in utero or childhood. His cult members and the governors........
Yes, they are.
I could not agree more with your scenario and will do my level best to spoil their party just like I did in my sim soc game in college.