Grrrrrrrrr …. If I choose to ‘waste’ my money on such frivolities as making the air breathable and the water drinkable for those who come after me, is not it my right to do so??? Not according to John Michael “Mick” Mulvaney, who said “we consider that to be a waste of your money.” Hey Mick! The keyword here is ‘your’ … it is MY money and personally I think that leaving the world a place where people are able to breathe is a fairly worthy cause!!! Actually, I think it is a much more worthy cause than your paycheck! I think it is a much more worthy cause than buying more fighter jets to use in killing people. I think it is more worthy than giving those people who already have millions … nay, billions … of dollars a means for evading their civic responsibility of helping the poor! And I damn sure think it is more worthy than supporting your air-headed boss as he flits down to his ‘estate’ in Florida every weekend.
This, folks, is where we need to step in and write to our senators and representatives in Congress and tell them that no, we do not see science research and controlling our environment as a ‘waste’ of money. I tried to be generous and give da trumpeter and his minions a chance. Okay, so I didn’t try all that hard, but still, I tried. This, however, is the final straw. When one man comes out and says that he and his ugly, ugly boss have decided how MY money should be spent, we have a problem.
As far as I am concerned, there is not a single Republican in Congress who deserves to be re-elected next year. They have supported terrible choices for Secretary of Education, EPA Director, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Attorney General, to name just a few. They are seriously considering passing a healthcare bill that will ensure that most of us who do not have sizable bank accounts will die within the next five years. They have not stood up to a single issue that Donald Trump wants, and not a single one has stood up to Trump and told him that his way is the wrong way.
Now this … this abomination he is calling a budget, would ensure that a decade from now, our children and grandchildren will be walking around with oxygen tanks, as they will not be able to breathe the air in the atmosphere, and this sorry excuse for a Budget Director has the unmitigated gall to tell me it is a waste of MY money to try to head off such an eventuality??? What you need to understand, Mr. Mulvaney, is that we are not all a bunch of bumbling dolts who do not know what is best for us. At least half of the citizens of this country are rational, thinking beings who have the ability to understand the difference between helping and hurting, who understand what actually makes America great vs. what makes Donald Trump richer! Do you want to know what would really make America great again?
For starters, doing our part to help combat the threats of our planet becoming unlivable in the future is something that would make America great. Providing quality education at little or no cost to the next generation and the ones after that would help make America great again. Taking care of our land and the flora and fauna that inhabit it would help make America great again. Giving a helping hand to the people who, through no fault of their own, have less than most of us would make America great again. Keeping our population healthy would help make America great again. And welcoming to our shores those who are fleeing persecution in their native lands helps make America great again.
Thus far, Mr. Mulvaney, your boss has done nothing … not one single thing … that contributes toward making America great again. He has attempted to destroy the very things that once DID make this nation great. Not one thing.
In the past, Mr. Mulvaney, your boss has referred to climate change as a ‘hoax’. Just last week, Scott Pruitt said he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming. Guess what??? It does not matter what Scott Pruitt says he believes … scientists have proof that contradicts Mr. Pruitt’s beliefs. This is redolent of Benoit Loueillet, the French official who was suspended just this week for saying of the Holocaust, “there was no mass murder as has been said.” At least France had the good sense to discipline their idiot … we just keep cheering ours on!
I understand, Mr. Mulvaney, that you espouse Trumpetcare, that you eschew all gun regulations. A regular bloke ye are, Mr. M … everyone should wear a pistol on their hip, nobody should be able to afford their life-saving medications, and what the heck … because in ten years or less, we won’t be able to breathe the air or drink the water anyway, right? Might as well have some fun while we can, rather than try to spend a few bucks to try to preserve the planet for our children and their children. Speaking of which, I understand you have triplets, Mick … so I guess you don’t like your kids very much, if you are willing to doom them to an unlivable, uninhabitable planet, eh Mick?
“We can’t do that anymore. We can’t spend money on programs just because they sound good. Meals on Wheels sounds great. […] I can’t defend that anymore. We cannot defend that anymore. $20 trillion in debt. We’re going to spend money, we’re going to spend a lot of money but we’re not going to spend it on programs that show they deliver the promises we made to people.”
“They’re supposed to help kids who don’t get fed at home get fed so they do better in school. Guess what? There’s no evidence they’re actually doing that. There’s no evidence they’re helping results, helping kids do better in school, which is what — when we took your money from you to say, we’re going to spend them on after-school program, we justified it by saying these kids will do better in school and get jobs. We have no proof that’s helping.”
In closing, let me just say this, Mr. Mulvaney. Nether you nor your boss have the first clue what the U.S. taxpayer/citizen/voter wants our government to spend OUR hard-earned money on. So let me tell you … we want to help people, plain and simple. We do not want to have the most sophisticated weapons and be prepared to go to war at the drop of a hat. We want our elderly, our sick, and our disabled to be taken care of. We want to welcome people of different cultures into our country to enrich our lives and show us how to be a more diverse nation. And we want you, your boss, and all your co-minions to go back into the rabbit holes from whence you emerged and let us hire some employees who will work hard to really and truly make America even greater than it already was prior to January 20th!