Thursday, January 15, 2015

Republicans Go To Work

Here's a list of some of the things that our new Republican majority Congress has done in the last two weeks to carry out its pledge to work on behalf of the American people;

Voted to cause a false crisis with Social Security and then force a reduction in benefits.

Voted to end abortion.

Voted to make a "technical" change that would kick millions out of the ACA.

House GOP voted to ban  EPA from seeking expert scientific advice...While it forbids biologists from talking about biology, oceanographers from talking about oceans, and climatologists from talking about the climate, it does allow corporate CEOs and thier hired scientists to advise on any of those things.

Introducing the Orwellian "Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act,"  which would do neither of those things, but would do away with many regulations on  private equity firms, allowing them to resume their destructive behavior which was a major factor in causing the 2008 crash; including loosening rules on derivatives trading and damaging transparency requirements for Wall Street.

Republicans in the House voted to pass a bill adding 70 steps to the process of approving regulations, in a blatant attempt to extend the process by years, and make it impossibly cumbersome.

House Republicans, showing the total commitment to national security that they are always talking about, passed a bill to defund the Department of Homeland Security if Obama doesn't give up on his moves on immigration.

I don't think I need to go on the expected rant about the stupidity and ignorance of the American people, who allowed this to happen.  The ignorant, hate filled, greedy fools that voted to let the Republicans do this are going to get what they deserve.  It's just too bad that the rest of us are going to get it too.


Jerry Critter said...

We may wish for a return to gridlock.

Magpie said...

The only mystery to me, mate, is how you keep from spontaneously combusting from the fury this must induce in any sane American.

Jerry Critter said...

There aren't too many sane American voters. Mystery solved.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Stealing social security and grinding the working class into Penury. And green eagle the Republicans have succeeded in convincing their dipped conservative drones that all Americans should be shackled with the chains of corporate bondage and wage slavery.

Green Eagle said...

I have said before, and nothing has come along to disabuse me of my belief, that it is the intention of the Republican party and their psychopathic masters to turn this country into a dictatorship more vicious than the world has ever seen, in which a few hundred families have all the wealth and everyone else is crushed until they are nothing but drones, without minds or will, struggling simply to stay alive by doing the bidding of those in control.

I challenge anyone to provide me with something that will demonstrate that I am wrong, or that the plot is not succeeding.