Forgive a digression into politics and government. I’ve reached a saturation point with all that so many, if not all, elected Republican officials are attempting to do with what seems a full on assault on anyone who is either not a fellow Republican official or rich enough to be a special interest/ lobbyist for the Corporate Elite. Women’s reproductive health and rights in jeopardy, workers’ rights stripped in several states and financial martial law in Michigan, with predominately African-American Benton Harbor’s government removed and its one community asset, a lovely park on prime real estate being eyed for an exclusive golf resort ($5,000 annual membership fee projected) are just the proverbial tip of the iceberg.
Paul Ryan’s budget plan privatizes Medicare in favor of a coupon/ voucher system. It doesn’t matter what they rename it, the idea is to cut off part of the safety net while continuing to allow huge corporations not to pay a fair share of taxes. Let Ryan and the rest of Congress test his idea on themselves. And if government pensions for public employees are such an economic ball buster, then Ryan and every other Republican should lead by example and forgo their 50% pension for achieving 20 consecutive years of service. And it isn’t just seniors who would be thrown into the abyss. People with either physical or medical disabilities who also receive Medicare would be affected, and I am one of those people.
And Donald Trump possibly running for President? Effing out of touch blowhard trying so hard to appeal to the rednecks for whom he wouldn’t cross the street to piss on if they were on fire.
And no, I don’t think Democrats are angels either.