The people with the loudest voices are the ones that get attention.
It is important that liberals become louder - in your face - calling out Trump and the Republican legislatures, by constantly confronting their hidden agendas and misrepresentations.
Following is a copy of a letter-to-the-editor that I sent out today to the local online newspaper. Feel free to copy all or any part and join me in Resistance Publishing.
I am constantly amazed how the Republican Party has been able to dupe the average working man by touting God, guns, gays and a black President, while sliding through their real agenda of cutting social programs and channeling money to the wealthiest people and large businesses.
Since Reagan and his ‘trickle down economics’ the Republican’s mantra has been tax cuts, tax cuts, tax cuts. Tax cuts, of course, disproportionately benefit the wealthy. Trickle Down Economics told us that if the rich got richer we would all be better off – that has worked really well, hasn’t it?
The thing that is most alarming is the Republicans, for forty years, have been trying to do away with Social Security and Medicare. They call it ‘privatizing Medicare and privatizing Social Security; which simply means they do away with it and you are on your on to buy insurance to pay for your own medical emergencies and retirement – and if you can’t afford it, you are out of luck.
When Republicans tout ‘the Free Market, they are talking about you enrolling with unregulated insurance companies whose bottom line is paying out as little as possible in order to make maximum profit for their investors and CEO’s. Another bait and switch as Republican politicians look into the camera and tell you that the ‘free market’ will offer you more choices, give you better coverage and at a lower cost.
Can you really be that gullible?
Trump Care, the new Affordable Care Act replacement, proposed by the Republicans will kick millions of people off insurance and cut benefits for the elderly while giving huge tax windfalls to the mega-wealthy. This should not be a surprise if you have been paying attention, as this has been the goal of the Republican Party for decades.