What Do These People Have In Common?
Those in nursing homes, the elderly, the poor, the people of color, the employed poor are most likely to vote Democratic in the coming election.
They are also the people who the Republicans are letting, even encouraging, through their administrations both national and state to get Covid-19 and die.
Citizens who are dead cannot vote. This is just another way to suppress voting. That is the ONLy way that the Republicans can win future elections. It is alsoa new way to reach the “final solution”.
Should dumping milk be illegal?
Should starving the elderly be illegal?
Should funding the military to support bases outside the country be illegal ?
Should allowing businesses to not pay taxes be illegal?
Should allowing businesses to destroy the environment (the water we drink, the air we breath, our public lands)?
Should our health care be controlled by profit?
Should “land of the free” be “land of the wealthy”?
Lieutenant Governor Texas, Republican Dan Patrick, finally said aloud what the Republican right has long wanted. Solve budget problems created by their budgets by cutting social programs like Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. Eliminate Medicaid which will cause death of the poor. Eliminate Medicare causing the death of seniors which will in turn eliminate the need for Social Security. The Nazis has a name for it: THE FINAL SOLUTION.
The Better “Final Solution”
The “Final Solution” was the term used by the Third Reich under Hitler which was designated to be used for the extermination of the Jews. The Jews needed to be exterminated as the “scapegoat” for Germany’s problems and the economic drain on German society.
The decreasing and eventual elimination of Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and aid for veterans is the Republican Party’s “Final Solution” in the tradition of Ayn Rand. The Republicans view the poor, sick, elderly and veterans as no longer having productive lives. These other citizens, the Republicans believe, are the cause of the economic strain on society caused by the programs supporting them. These other citizens paid for these programs with tax dollars from their years of work, service or, in the case of veterans, to their death for our country.
There is a “Final Solution” that would be beneficial to the Republicans and those they want dead and gone. It would be a win, win solution. They need to pass laws that make euthanasia legal for those who are terminally ill, economically not viable or have the desire to not be slowly starved to death medically or financially.
The tax dollars needed to support these “others” will be greatly decreased or no longer be wasted on programs like Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security or veterans. Those tax dollars could be used to decrease the debt caused by the tax breaks on the wealthy and endless wars.
Is there less morality in allowing the suffering of these our citizens to continue while we blame them for the trillions of dollars in debt that continues to mount under this and past administrations? Is it not the decent thing to allow them to free themselves with dignity from a slow agonizing life and death?
A final solution, not by governmental economic starvation; but with human dignity would seem preferable.
Some would object to euthanasia on moral grounds. Let their arguments be heard as long as they stop imposing THEIR “final solution” upon our fellow citizens. Can they support one “final solution” and oppose the other “final solution” without hypocrisy?
Is euthanasia the better “final solution”?
Live, Grow, and Prosper?
I understand how you can refuse abortions by this legislation, but please list the laws that allow a child to grow. Are we talking about food stamps, Medicaid, early child hood education, school funding, teacher education?
What laws do you have to enable them to prosper? A guaranteed living wage, universal medicine, free tuition, vocational training, and certified and trained teachers?
What is your state’s ranking in these areas? If your state is in the top 10%, help us in other states learn how to help a child grow and prosper.
If your state is not doing these things then you are plainly only interested in the fetus and not so much interested in the child that is born.
Torches and Pitchforks at the Castle Gate
Why are the federal and state governments facilitating the acquisition of military style weapons and equipment by local police forces?
I suggest that a review of recent legislation and court rulings provides a possibility. In random order these are:
– Citibank writing the language dismantling of Dodd-Frank law,
– cuts in SNAP,
– refusal to extend unemployment compensation,
– the failure to prosecute those shooting the poor and black,
– 47% comments,
– cutting of educational funding,
– laws which allow major corporations to pay no federal income tax,
– voter suppression of elderly, poor and youth,
– the increase of wealth by the wealthiest compared to the middle class and the poor,
– a military system which uses primarily the poor,
– corporations have the same rights as people,
– money is free speech ergo, Jimie Dimon,
– reduction of retiree’s pensions,
– attacks on unions,
– opposition to a living wage,
Basically, there is a movement in which legislation and policy are aimed at aiding the wealthy (like Congress) to increase their riches and power by taking from the poor, the working poor, women, the youth, the aged, and the middle class.
The numbers affected by this sea change in wealth distribution are growing exponentially.
The frustration and anger are growing exponentially.
There will be a point where rage will erupt.
The wealthy and the powerful have been careful not to attack the firefighters, the police and the army. They have been systematically preparing the national guard and local sheriffs and police departments to “handle” any protest which they will call insurrection.
The one percent will be ready when the torches and pitchforks appear at the castle gate.
Paul Ryans Favorite Quote
If you give a man fish, he can eat for a day. If you teach him how to fish, you feed him for a life time.
WHAT IF THERE ARE NO FISH? For Mr. Ryan’s benefit, substitute Jobs for fish in that question.