I remember the last day I was able to read the news without having to either take ibuprofen or check my blood pressure … it was June 15th, 2015. The day before Donald Trump pompously rode down the elevator and announced that he was running for president of the United States. The next day, I laughed. I’m not laughing now.
A budget written by Abbot & Costello?
Trump’s latest budget was “unveiled” yesterday. If Congress passes this one, then I shall recommend psychiatric evaluations for every one of them! Surely, he doesn’t honestly believe he can get this one through! It must have been written by a team of comedians. A few of the key points:
- Expands the 2017 tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations
- Cuts Medicaid by $700 billion over the next 10 years
- Cuts food stamps
- Cuts farm subsidies
- Cuts student loan programs
- Cuts EPA funding by 27%
- Cuts Social Security disability benefits and Medicare provider payments
- Cuts foreign aid by 21%
- Increases military spending
- Increases NASA funding for ridiculous “space force” program by 12%
- Allocates $2 billion for his wasteful, useless, hateful “border wall”
Notice a pattern here? If it helps the 1% at the top of the wealth scale, he increases it, if it helps the 99% of us who don’t live in mansions and jet set all over the world, he cuts ‘n guts it. Plain and simple. Nancy Pelosi should do to this budget exactly what she did to his State of the Union speech.
Punishment for doing the right thing? Only in the GOP …
More and more these days, I’m concluding that there is an intrinsic cruelty in some republicans. I offer up as evidence the fact that Mitt Romney, the one lone republican who found the guts to vote to convict Trump of the impeachment charge of abuse of power that was more than proven, has been subjected to terrible treatment by those in his own party. He has received condemnation, that there have even been calls for him to be expelled from the republican party! WHOA, republicans!!! The man did his job, he followed his conscience, he acted in the best interest of this nation, and you want his head on a pike???The latest, though, is just beyond ridiculous. Matt Schlapp, chairman of the Conservative Political Action Conference, has “formally uninvited” Mitt to the Conservative Political Action Conference to be held the last four days of this month.
“We won’t credential him as a conservative. I suppose if he wants to come as a nonconservative and debate an issue with us, maybe in the future we would have him come. This year, I would actually be afraid for his physical safety, people are so mad at him.”
Wow … the man is being punished and threatened by his own party for doing his job, for being the only one with even half a conscience, for believing he actually owes something to the people of this nation in exchange for his salary. See what I mean about some republicans? They are just not very nice people.
And continuing along the theme that some republicans are not very nice …
Montana State Representative Rodney Garcia has a rather unique interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.
“So actually in the Constitution of the United States [if] they are found guilty of being a socialist member you either go to prison or are shot. They’re enemies of the free state. What do we do with our enemies in war? In Vietnam, Afghanistan, all those. What did we do? I agree with my Constitution. That’s what makes us free. We’re not a democracy, we’re a Republic Constitution.”
So, where did this guy get his education? It’s true that the U.S. is not a pure democracy, but until recently was a democratic republic, not a “republic constitution”. And as for his premise that the Constitution gives people like himself the right to shoot a person who is a socialist … well, I won’t even dignify that with a response.
I did some digging, because I really wanted to know where he went to school … Podunk University? I didn’t find that out, but I did dig up something interesting. He admits to having been convicted “years ago” on a domestic violence charge. And … last year he attacked Children’s Protective Services (CPS) …
“CPS was a ruse…they violate the law. I think that they harm children. Child Protective Services do not protect the children. They kidnap them.”
He went on to say that caseworkers should be fined $1,000 per day for every child they “steal” and should be put in jail. Then he continued, admitting that CPS had visited his own home when his children were young, investigating a complaint. And, he further accused Planned Parenthood of “chopping up babies and selling their body parts.”
Now … needless to say, this man’s mental capacity is severely diminished, but what is equally disturbing is that … the people of his district elected this dolt! The Montana Republican Party has called for his resignation, to which he replied …
“They can ask me to step down, but, no, I don’t think so. I’m going to run for the Senate and I’m going to win. People are going to have to eat their words. I’m getting my head so big from people saying, ‘Thank you, Rodney, for bringing this up.’ If people don’t want me in the Senate they can say: ‘Well, I’m not going to vote for ya.’ That’s their prerogative. The only way I would give my resignation is if God asked me to.”
People of Montana … please, vote this joker out, and then see if you can’t have him committed for psychiatric evaluation!