America gives a lot of lip service to the American Dream, but we haven’t led the world in meeting human needs since the Reagan Revolution...
It is easy for Republicans to treat Americans with such bad policies as compared to Europeans because we are separated from Europe by a vast ocean and Americans do not regularly come into contact with Europeans on a daily basis. Consequently the vast majority of Americans are geographically isolated and do not know how much better off Europeans are. The ordinary European can easily jump into a car or board a train and cross their county's border. This allows them to see how other citizens, in other countries are living. This cultural exposure also makes Europeans multilingual and more cosmopolitan than Americans who are typically narrow-minded and uninformed about such things.
We the people have become a mere consumable in an economic plundering which has no sustainable mission statement.
We are viewed as nothing more than "human capital stock" - as Trump White House adviser, Kevin Hassett, so eloquently vomited the quiet part out loud back in 2020.
It seems reasonable the garden of Life is dangerously close to sterility as a result of these policies and morally criminal beliefs which exclusively promote "take from" - not "tend to".
Other countries do not spend half their tax revenues on the military, as the U.S. does. If we stopped spending money on aircraft carriers, fighter planes, drones, A.R. fifteens, 800 military bases around the world, the CIA (plus 14 other intelligence agencies), and atomic bombs there would be more tax money available for domestic programs. Plus, the world would be a safer place, especially for people who have suffered from American meddling in Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, Greece, Italy, Libya, East Timor, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Venezuela, Panama, Haiti, Grenada, Bolivia, Colombia, for example. Not even mentioning all the well meaning, misled American youths who died serving the military in various empire-building endeavors. But empire building for the rich is more important than a good life for ordinary American taxpayers.
in the long run, It's always cheaper to do the right thing than to do the wrong thing. Raising criminals and anarchists due to poverty, car society much more money to lock them up in prison for example. The policies the right wingers proposed will bankrupt America completely. Capitalist healthcare, the trickle down theory, no minimum wage and no social spending. If America votes for the right wingers again, I'm just going to fiddle while Rome Burns this time!
If Republican care so much about fetuses, why do they stop caring once they are born??? Hmmm.... is that part of their “family values”?
Yes, this all started with “government is the problem “ as stated by Reagan. He and the Republicans have been trying to cut programs and social services for the middle class since 1980. But for some reason, massive cuts for the rich are perfectly alright.
We can all see what a difference is occurring now that Biden is creating good paying jobs for the middle class, bringing back manufacturing and high tech to America! Build the middle class and we all flourish!
Republicans will NEVER propose or support childcare legislation, unless lightning strikes twice at the same location somewhere, say Congress. The elephant in the room is the R word. Racism. Black families and other undeserving families will be on the dole and procreate like rabbits in order to receive childcare money. Welfare queens will multiply and game the system! So, let all suffer. But just imagine what a beautiful country this would be if we did not legislate through the the prism of racial animus. If America were populated by people like the Nordic people, providing for all children would be a no-brainer. How sad.
One of my favorite tees concerning people's rights says "It isn't a pie!". Even though these childcare and family leave issues should be about human rights, they are still a part of the budget "pie". We all know defense gets the big piece.
That F-35 that just went down was $100 million; the Ospreys we keep losing are $85 million. Are we getting what we pay for? Is it defense or dominance that we are after? I think we all know the answer to that dominance question.
Republicans will do anything, pay anything to make America "great". They will do nothing to actually secure the future of an AMERICAN.
My understanding of UBI is that it would eliminate the need for these sorts of programs. We struggle with what's on the surface, trying to move those deck chairs instead of dealing with what's causal that keeps unworkable things in place. So, UBI would be eliminating the poverty that makes for all the legislation to try to help the poor.
But what about healthcare?????? Is that not a right that has been given to many exisating first tier countries?? Why not the US? It is not just the Republicans who are dragging their feet, the Democrats want nothing to do with healthcare at all. The parties have very little differences....both are corporate owned.....MOVE TO AMEND!
The Republicans , in general , oppose any measure that might take its citizens out of the dungeon of third world philosophy regarding work and child care.
They are backwards, period.
In their efforts to keep the money in the coffers of the very wealthiest Americans, ( they enjoy the fall out from that wealth) as they are supported by the wealthiest in order to keep
Their greedy selves powerful in politics.
Look at the Supreme Court openly being bribed by the greediest and defending it to the death.
Of course there have been no cases in which people have benefited. Keeping it medieval and dark.
The stone around the necks of average or poor people is shored up under the Republicans lies and their insistence on sacrificing children of average and poorer families in this wealthiest nation.
Republicans are incapable of empathy. They appear to be ignorant about what those other countries are doing or about the benefits to the country of nurturing families and children and lifting up hard-working working people. They are incredibly cynical about human nature. They assume the worst about anyone who lacks the sort of privilege or the kind of support they have had when they were in their youth or dealing with difficulties of one kind or another. They are not usually exceptionally ignorant, however. They have just closed their minds to certain kinds of information. They tune out certain things they do not want to hear and ignore the facts and reality which challenge their preconceived notions. They are not critical thinkers.
I wonder what caused Republicans to be so obtuse, indifferent, and often cruel. Where could they possibly have developed their attitudes of superiority, and what kind of experiences might they have had which would lead to such awful behavior? Where did they acquire their habit of tuning out to avoid unpleasantries or uncomfortable thoughts? It seems as if many have been imbued with the same fundamental beliefs and orientations and an especially strong tendency to deny the humanity and value of others. What extensive experiences or pernicious influences do they have in common? I sure would like answers to these questions.
How many billionaires are from the "war machine" sector of economy -- the weapons makers/arms dealers who make BIG Bucks selling what we pay for them to make? Must include the makers of those very large & costly drones & fighter jets...& bombs of course; need alot of those cuz' we keep using them up!