All I can say is this has been one week from hell. First we have the Americans Without Health Insurance Act, then we have the budget for the rich, and then we have trump still claiming “my wires were tapped” by the former President even though everyone including the heads of two congressional committees have said there is no evidence that it happened. But, don’t worry, the reason is because Obama apparently had the British tap his wires so there won’t be any evidence. Something the British claim is patently false.
One of the beneficiaries of the massive cuts to federal agencies, Rex Tillerson from the State Department, said that the cuts were okay with him because “we won’t be in as many shooting wars” anymore. What? The very next day he told North Korea that “we aren’t taking any options off the table, including military options, if they don’t comply” and denuclearize.
Does this clown have ant idea what his job is supposed to be? It is the job of the Secretary of State to help keep us out of shooting wars, not get us into them. He is supposed get our allies to support us and to even get our adversaries to help stop North Korea. In other words, he should be talking to China to help us get rid of the nuclear weapons in North Korea rather than threatening war that China will not look favorably on since they border North Korea.
China is the only real ally North Korea has. If we can get them to do something, then we won’t have to go to war. But, trump administration is more interested in flexing muscle than in keeping the peace. Remember Seoul, the capital of South Korea is only 30 miles from the border. And, North Korea has it lined up in their sights of artillery. There are only 20 million people living in Seoul, but what the hell, they are just “foreigners” and not white ones either.
Then we have trump’s budget director Mick Mulveney trying to justify all of the budget cuts with absolute stupidity. For instance he claims cutting off all funds to Meals on Wheels is justified because, “it hasn’t shown it has worked”. In other words, “do those old farts really need to eat?”
He also claimed that the wipe-out of the Public Broadcasting Corporation is “good for the single mom who has two kids. She shouldn’t pay for that program anymore”. Only, that is the best place for her children to get educational television that is also entertaining.
On the other hand, it is perfectly fine for that single mom who has two kids to lose her health insurance so Mulveney and his kind can get a huge tax cut. It is perfectly fine for her to pay more in taxes so the rich get even deeper cuts.
You can see where this is taking us. The rich matter. Everyone else does not. It is okay to take people off their health care if the rich get the benefit. It is wrong to pay for good educational television since the rich needs to kick in also. Just so long as you claim that you are being “nice to that single mom”.
There is not a singe item in the budget cuts proposed that will have a negative affect on the rich. But, every proposed cut will have a negative affect on everyone else.
That single mom must pay for the Berlin Wall on the southern border that won’t do anything to secure our borders. But she is being saved from paying for something that she actually uses and probably needs. See how wonderful and nice this administration is to this poor lady?
As far as Meals on Wheels go, it is reported that the programs helps keep people out of nursing homes. What is the benefit of that? Only about one-third of the Medicaid budget for each state. But, we apparently don’t have to worry about that either. With the proposed Medicaid cuts, there won’t be any money to put these old people into nursing homes either.
This is what the administration wants to do. Health Care, cut it. Workplace Safety, cut it. Diplomacy, cut it. Meals on Wheels, eliminate it. Public educational television, eliminate it. Environmental Protection, cut it. Climate change research, eliminate it. Health Science research, cut it. Weather forecasting, cut it.
You can see the pattern. When trump said he wanted to “drain the swamp” what he really meant was that he would bring in a bunch of billionaires to pass budgets and laws that make life better for themselves. Screw the rest of us. What he has done so far proves that he is keeping his campaign promise. He is screwing us really good. Hope you like it.
Maybe he is beginning a new phase of eugenics. Maybe he is making a mockery of the old adage of “only the strong survive” and making it “only the rich survive”. Maybe he is just trying to cull the surplus population.
I am sorry, but our beloved leader is on a definite mission. That mission has nothing with America being exceptional or even normal. That mission is to make sure the rich get richer, non-whites are kept out, and the rest of us struggle to survive.
Today our beloved leader will meet with the Leader of the Free World, Angela Merkel. Doesn’t is sound weird that we will meet with the leader of the free world instead of the way it used to be? But, that is what trump has given us.
But don’t worry. Things will definitely get better. Congress just passed a law that will allow veterans who suffer mental health problems to buy guns easier. Since only 20 vets commit suicide per day, so let’s give people who should not have guns because they are a danger to themselves to add to the numbers. How’s that for culling the surplus population and helping our vets with their health problems?
And, the shirts keep marching along!