Cross posted in Magnana Mouse Citizen Media.
You thought it was bad just because he is now beholden to a Russian dictator.
Well, that. But, the Republican party is made up of very twisted, selfish, greedy, soulless dirtbags. The Kremlin may be managing our wars and trade route viability and all that off-border big boy pants business, but, back here at home the Republican Congress — House and Senate — have christened their crazy ideological War on America.
Buh Bye, Affordable Care Act.
They just released their playbook to rip away the Affordable Care Act. This amounts to genocide. It’s as poorly-thought out and cruel act of hate and willful, ideological ignorance as you would have expected.
Let the Rich Have Your Money and Leave Them Behind
They have introduced legislation to rip most of the money from the operational budget of our public education to be used for a voucher program supporting private charter schools. Like the snake oil ones run by Betsy Devos, the person who is supposed to be in charge of protecting our public education system.
Eff Off, World
Trump just signed a new Muslim ban designed to loophole around the Judicial branch that dared get in his way.
Friends Without Benefits
Republicans hate unions. The idea of peasants standing together to demand bosses treat them like human beings is somehow brotherhood they understand. Cowering to masters and begging for crumbs. With HR 785, the Orwellian-named national “Right to Work” Act basically outlaws collective bargaining.
Peasants, Cower in Your Filth
It should surprise no one that after electing a climate-change and general science denier as President that he would “deconstruct” America by appointing someone to head the Environmental Protection Agency whose life-mission is to destroy it. Because the constituents Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt cared about demand corporations poison them, all he knows is to undo the entire EPA he heads.
Congress just did him a solid. With HR 861, the Terminate The Environmental Protection Agency Bill,” It’s just gone. All regulations stopping business from poisoning us or corporations from poisoning our food for short-term profit.
And, with HR 69, the “Congressional Review Act, this dream is realized. All of the Regulations President Obama made are stripped into the void and no similar regulation protecting the environment shall be made in the future. .
No Sanctuary From the Storm
Cities sometimes choose to NOT pay for the Federal government’s programs. ICE has a budget to mount undocumented immigrant raids. Some cities choose not to be defacto ICE outlet mall security. Doing so stops immigrants from helping police. Who would ever report and bear witness to a crime when doing so might get you tossed over a border wall, stripped from your family and home? Trump’s Congressional minions are passing laws punishing so called sanctuary cities.
Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Lou Barletta has already done his part for the Reich, introducing HR 83, known as the “Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act. Under it, if you don’t suit up for Trump to play the “deportation force game” by withholding funds for Universities . For anything regularly funded by our federal government.
Republican War on Women
Paul Ryan kept his sick promise to rip healthcare from women by de-funding the Planned Parenthood organization that provides cancer screenings and countless other health services for women who have no other access to it. All because the organization provides the service of safe abortions. Forget that Planned Parenthood doesn’t spend a cent of Federal funding to provide the service. Paul Ryan and the Misogynist Republican Party don’t care about the well-being of women. They prove it with HR 354, the “Defund Planned Parenthood Act.”
Roe Gotta Go, Yo
While they’re on Defunding Planned Parenthood over abortions, it just wasn’t enough for them. The Trump-drunk misogynist Republican Party is going whole-hog and is actually banning abortions outright by criminalizing the surgical procedure with HR 147, the “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act. ”
It is a full-time job keeping track of the fringe Right Wing Republican Party’s Trump-inspired destruction, privatization, and sale of the United States for scrap. We know that the flood of legislation begins in the offices of Trump’s PR distribution cabinet chiefs. From the baby-hands executive office bowels, the bills are then re-introduced to the House to be forced through a well-greased-up Republican majority House on the way to a Republican Senate and into the loving arms of a psychopath with a pen.
Keep your eye on what Paul Ryan is doing on his embarrassingly obvious march down the path to our impending doom. It’s hard to see past the never-ending illegal acts and lies out of the mouth of King Dumbass, but you have to try. Focus. Resist and Persist.