Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Another American Mass Shooting! Why?


     Once again America suffers from another mass shooting.  This time in Las Vegas, where 59 people were murdered and over 515 people were injured by an older white male terrorist using a machine gun or automatic weapon.  That's right a "terrorist".  The White House and the media call him a mentally ill person!  If he were a Muslim or anyone else other than a white guy he definitely would be called a terrorist.  I guess that's what we call "white privilege",

    Once again all the politicians in Congress call for prayers!  Bullshit!  We don't need prayers.  We have been praying for years after each and every one of these shootings!  And they still happen!  You can pray for the souls of the dead and the recovery of victims but prayers don't work for prevention!  Congress has to get off their collective asses and put the well being of every American over their millions of dollars in NRA contributions!  Click here for a link that shows how much the NRA contributes to members of Congress!

    After each of our too frequent mass shootings Congress always says "it's too early to discuss gun control".  When is a good time Congressmen?  Right now there is a bill in Congress to ease the control of gun silencers and to reduce restrictions on "armor piercing bullets", which would be a boon to the gun industry.   This would be great!  Future shooters could shoot more people silently and also be able to kill first responders too! After the shooting the GOP put the bill on hold! I guess it would interrupt their praying. 

    Sensible people are calling on Trump to enact more effective gun control laws.  That will never happen!  His base is the NRA!  According to the Washington Post, former White House Advisor Steve Bannon said "if Trump changes gun control positions it's the end of everything".  NRA money IS more important than American lives!

    Opponents of gun control always blame mental illness for gun violence, which is in some ways partially true.  But why did Congress and Trump repeal Obama's block on gun sales for some mentally ill people?  If mental illness is truly the cause of America's epidemic of mass shootings then why does America have more mentally ill people than every other country in the world?  It is odd that the GOP says that the shooter in Las Vegas has a right to own assault rifles, but the over 515 people injured DO NOT have a right to affordable healthcare!

    These shootings will continue to happen in this country, with the blessing of Congress, praying while their hands are covered in the blood of shooting victims and their wallets are stuffed with NRA money. Unless we the people take a stand against the NRA and their bought and paid for Congress and vote them all out of office!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The New Trump Tax Cut!


    Well yesterday Trump announced the new GOP tax plan, which he stated was a big tax cut for the middle class.  Yes, it is definitely a tax cut, but for the wealthy!  Sure the personal deductions may be double and the child care credit will double, but most of the individual deductions will be eliminated!  These include deductions for state and local taxes.  The truth is that the tax rate for middle class earners will actually go up.  Business taxes will go down from 34% to 20%!  And the estate tax, which applies to those who would inherit more than $5.3 million, will be completely eliminated! 
The deficit would increase by about $5 trillion!

    Trump also said that this plan will being back jobs to the US.  Does this mean that his and Ivanka's businesses will now produce their products in the US instead of China?  More on this as the plan develops.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Dotard! How Appropriate!

   North Korean madman, Kim Jong -Un, yesterday called American madman, Donald Trump, a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard", which sent most Americans scurrying to find out what it means.
Basically it means a senile old fool! A quite accurate description, I must say!  It's a shame that the leader of North Korea has a better English vocabulary than Trump!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill is just Another Attack on the American People!


    The latest attempt buy the Republicans to take away healthcare form the American people is the Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill.  The Republicans are trying to ram it through before September 30, the deadline they they themselves set.  This would repeal Obamacare and force approximately 18 million people off the healthcare rolls.  It would eliminate insurance for pre-existing conditions, eliminate maternity coverage and eliminate the lifetime bans on the amount of lifetime benefits.  It would also raise premiums for most people.

    This plan would drastically cut the amount of money paid to the states through medicaid which assists lower income people.  It is interesting to note that the states that would be hit the hardest are Blue states, such as California and New York!  This his money in return would be given to states, such as Texas and Alabama, which are Red states! Sound like a reward for those states who voted for Trump.  All of the national patient and health groups, such as the American Medical Association, the American Heart Association etc. are vehemently opposed to this bill.

    Of course the Republicans are not listening to these groups or the American people, but instead are paying more attention to the Koch brothers, who have said that if the Republicans do not pass a repeal of Obamacare they will cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign contributions to the Republicans!

    Why don't the Republicans like Obamacare? There are three reasons. (1) It was a Democratic plan, (2) it helps the women and poorer members of our society, while fairly taxing the rich and most importantly (3) it was created by a Black president!!!!!

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