LET THE SHOW BEGIN


It feels as if we should get the popcorn out and settle down to watch the show as the first indictments come out. Of course fox news and the white house are trying to divert the attention to of course Clinton and Obama as if they were president instead of trump.

Is it wrong to be happy to see this finally happening? My only hope is that all of the corrupt administration including any in congress that are involved are all caught and either jailed or relieved of duty.

I am not quite sure how or what would then happen- would we have new elections or ?

Like any good show- keep watching to see how it ends.

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THIRD WORLD COUNTRY


Like any 3rd world country, our country is ruled by the very rich with the police and military at their command. The new budget being passed and the tax ‘reform’ package meant to be passed without democrat input is also just like any other 3rd world country.

Look around you and notice how our infrastructure is crumbling and the homeless and poverty is growing- just like any other 3rd world country. Over 50% of our budget goes to defense and the new budget proposed actually puts that amount up to over 60% of the budget and that is also just like a 3rd world country.

We may try kid ourselves but the evidence is all around us and the only hope we have is for people to actually acknowledge the problem and to wake up and vote while we still can.

 

ONE THIRD STAYED QUIET


Growing up I always wondered how Germany fell to Hitler, after all they were intelligent good people. So when Trump started his campaign for president, it all seemed so similar to the reports I had read about Hitler- how he had been laughed at and no one ever thought he would ever be in a position of authority but he did, just like Trump did and just like Hitler did, Trump won with less than 30% of voters.

One thing that stood out to me when I studied that time of Hitler is that less than a third of the people were in thrall to Hitler- one third was active in their resistance but one third stayed quiet. That one third that stayed quiet actually allowed the atrocities to continue and for Hitler to succeed.

Now it seems like history is repeating itself and I ask myself are one third of our country going to stay quiet or will they join with the millions like myself to resist the danger that Trump represents?

Will you stay silent?

THE SAME OLD TRICKLE DOWN FAIRYTALE


Once more the republicans are trying to sell their trickle down fairytale.  What I find so sad is how many ‘stupid’ americans are ready to believe it. Back in the early 1900s they called it the horse and sparrow with the premise that if you feed the horse really good oats then the sparrows can come along and eat from the horses shat. Just another version of todays fairytale that if you give the rich and large corporations  tax breaks they will share their wealth with you and give everyone jobs.

Of course the reality is that it will just enlarge the inequality of wealth and the corporations will just give more to the shareholders and CEO’s and the middle class and poor will not only pay higher taxes but everything we ‘peon’s’ count on like Medicare and government programs for the poor and government agencies like EPA  and transportation and FDA and the list goes on will be severely cut and in some cases will be eliminated. The kicker is that it will raise the deficit by trillions and of course will cut way down on needed revenue so then even more cuts will of course need to be enacted.

When Reagan did his fairytale trickle down and found that of course there was not enough revenue- then taxes were raised on the middle class and that is when they started taxing  social security benefits.

It appears they have the votes needed to pass both the senate and house and of course trump will sign with glee-

Last time we had a businessman and a republican held congress in thrall to the wealthy we saw the stock market crash of 29 and the subsequent great depression. I could see that happening again….