I recently saw a bumper sticker in a grocery store parking lot that read “WORKING MEN VOTE REPUBLICAN.” I felt that there should have been a second sticker explaining the first - that would either read: “BECAUSE I MAKE OVER TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR” or, “BECAUSE I AM A MORON”.
The Republicans took the House in the last election with a promise to create jobs. Since they have been in power the only thing they have done is pass tax cuts that favor the wealthy, try to kill the health care bill, propose ideological cuts to discretionary spending and attempt to legislate restrictive abortions laws against women.
Some of the cuts the Republican Congress are pushing for are to defund prenatal care, cuts to wellness programs and cuts to WIC (Women Infants and Children) which provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
They wish to cut Food Stamps; Aid to Dependent Children; Head Start; the school milk program and the school lunch and breakfast programs. They plan to repeal the Health Care Law; to cut student aide for college.
They can’t wait until the child is old enough to go into the military and be sent into unnecessary wars. They celebrate the dead and wounded soldiers while at the same time proposing cuts to VA Hospital funding.
If you are out of work – tough: they would like to do away with the minimum wage, unions and unemployment benefits. They plan to cut Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. They do, of course, want to remove estate taxes so if you are mega-wealthy you can pass along your estate, tax free.
Republicans openly support huge expensive tax breaks for the wealthiest one-percent of the nation and giant subsidies for Mega-Oil Companies which increases the national debt by decreasing revenue. They are fine with placing the burden on the working middle-class.
Working Men Vote Republican…….Why?