OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT ELECT BIDEN

President Elect Biden:

We certainly understand your desire to seek compromise with the Republicans to move the country forward.

We humbly suggest that you consider President Obama’s attempt at unity as Senator Mitch McConnell vowed that no Democratic legislation would be passed and the goal was to make Obama a one term President.  He failed at the second but did hold up Democratic legislation and appointments to the federal bench.

As Dr. Phil, and most psychologist, say in almost every show, “The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.”  I strongly suggest you don’t spend your political capital on compromise with the Republicans for more than a month.  Think of all that the Obama/Biden administration could have achieved in the first two years if they hadn’t been wasted trying to work with the Senate.

I hate to have to tell you this, but McConnell’s obstruction is not about race; it’s about money and power.  You and the Democrats are in for a battle royal.  So, “…screw your courage to the sticking place, and we will not fail.”

With this warning I wish you great success and promise you my support.

Sincerely,

J. R. Foos

Where, Oh Where, Are You Corporate America?

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The deaths toll tens of thousands. Other than the investor class, the economy is in a shambles with small businesses on their last legs. Unemployed, people cannot pay their rent, make mortgage payments, put food on the table. Unemployment compensation is disappearing. And Yet!

You, corporate America, have done nothing to sway President Trump or the Republicans to save the working class and small businesses. I have a question for you.

WHO DO YOU THINK IS GOING TO BUY YOUR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES?

In the past you could rely on world markets when the economy slowed. This is a global pandemic. You have nowhere else to go.

To grow the economy we need to solve the Covid-19 crisis. What have you done to force President Trump and the Republicans to save your consumer’s lives?

To grow the economy we need small businesses and their employees. What have you done to force Trump and the Republicans to help small businesses and their workers survive to rebuild an economy on the other side of this virus?

I realize that you do not have any interest other than profit, but if you do not force President Trump and the Republicans to immediately come up with and pass a package like the “Heros” package; there will be no profit for a long time.

As for the investor class they will continue to inflate and deflate stock prices until, with the country in a shambles, someone looks behind the cortain and sees that the market is based only on smoke and mirrors. There will not be a black Friday; there will be a black year.

It is not too late for you to step up. Politicians cannot suvive without your donations; with even a hint of donations drying up Mitch and the Republicans will move, not to save the country, but to save their own fortunes.

NOW WOULD BE THE TIME TO ACT IN YOUR OWN SELF INTEREST AND THE INTERESTS OF YOUR STOCKHOLDERS.

OF FORESTS AND TREES

My Latin teacher’s (yes, I am that old or wise) favorite saying was that you cannot see the trees for the forest or the forest for the trees.

My Democratic and Republican friends need to stop focusing on Trump’s actions as being related to the election.  His and Republican allies actions are not about policy foreign or domestic.  What is their motivation to not recognize the election of President elect Biden?  What is their motivation to not address Covid-19?  What is their motivation to turn their backs on the workers who need help getting through this crisis?  What is their motivation to not give a second stimulus package?

Steve Bannon, Senator Ted Cruz and the right have both said that their purpose was to limit and destroy the power of the federal government.  What has gone on during the Trump presidency has been devoted to this end.  Whether it was the failure of Republicans to vote President trump guilty of the crime of obstruction of justice in his impeachment, their failure to recognize and address Covid-19, ending treaties, and retreating from the climate accords; THE GOAL HAS BEEN TO LIMIT AND ULTIMATELY END/OR DESTROY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

Why?  How about a new government in which Republicans can win elections?  How about turning the country to an oligarchy?  But more likely the base motive is greed.  They like the Russian model of government; especially if they get to be the oligarchs.

It is time to look at the trees and forests.

Light at the end of the tunnel?

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If Trump doesn’t win the election, he will resign so that Pence can pardon him of any and all crimes committed during Trump’s Presidency. No doubt AG Barr will try to find some way to extend the pardon power to crimes committed before he was president and afterwards.

Where Did They Go?

You remember don’t you? The hordes of mother raping, father raping, drug smuggling, disease infested, child molesting Mexicans from across our unprotectd borders with thighs as big as cantalopes – I been watching. I haven’t seen them. Have you? Do you think you were HOODWINKED by the Republicans under President Trump?

Why is this Supreme Court nomination so important?

This will make it possible for the Republicans to do away with the Affordable Care Act. With that, insurance companies will be able to deny coverage because of a pre-existing condition like diabetes, covid-19 etc. You will also lose coverage for your adult children.

Please know also that the Republicans have no plan. Get that? After 10 years they still have no plan for a replacement for the Affordable Care Act.

Remember also that a Republican promise is worth nothing as evidenced by the nomination of a Supreme Court replcement for Ruth Bader Ginnsburg with a presidential election 40 days away. They denied Obama a Supreme Court nominee because it would be within the same year as an election.

I apologize to Trump and Republicans

They now, FINALLY, do have a plan to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. They will the allow the virus to run free among the populaion until hopefully we reach herd immunity (which they really don’t understand). Using that plan, over 2 million of our neighbors must die.

They will protect those at risk of death from the virus; they promise. Just remember that this is the same President and the same political party that said the virus would just disappear by April.

GOOD LUCK!