GOP Speaker Ryan wants to remove the provision
of the president’s signature health care legislation
that prevents insurance companies from denying care
to those people with pre-existing conditions.
Polling shows these protections are among the law’s
most popular provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Paul Ryan wants to increase the profit margins
of health insurance companies, big contributors to him.
He wants to serve their interests not the public’s interest.
House Republicans are working on a plan to cut funds to a program
which provides students at low-income schools with free lunches.
It would eliminate 18,600 schools and 8 million children from the program.
234 House Republicans voted yes and 183 Democrats voted no
on a resolution that would let financial advisers
represent their own interests instead of their clients.
Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder should be held criminally responsible
for the lead contamination in Flint, Michigan’s water supply.
Documents show that people all around the governor
were sounding the alarms, but he continued to ignored them.
The only infrastructure that interests conservatives are
building new stadiums and constructing new prisons.
The Maine Legislature voted overwhelmingly to override
Maine’s Republican Gov. Paul LePage veto of a bill
to increase the availability of a drug overdose antidote.
Le Page felt saving the life of drug addicts was not worth
the five dollars that the life saving drug, Narcan costs.
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee has signed
an anti-LGBT bill that will allow counselors and therapists
in the state to turn away clients who are gay or transgender.
Former Republican Senator from South Carolina Jim DeMint
who is now president of the conservative Heritage Foundation
admitted in an interview that the reason for Voter ID is simply
to elect more Republicans and suppress Democrats’ votes.
A unanimous decision by Oklahoma’s conservative criminal appeals court,
has ruled that if a rape victim is incapacitated by alcohol
and has oral sex forced on her, it’s not a criminal act.
Ohio’s Republican Governor Kasich has been quoted as saying,
girls who don’t want raped shouldn’t drink.
Former House Speaker Republican Dennis Hastert
was sentenced to 15 months in prison in his hush-money case.
He paid hush money to former high school wrestlers
he had molested when he was a high school wrestling coach.
Republican Rep. Tom DeLay, the former House majority whip
wrote a letter to the Chicago federal court that tried Hassert saying,
Dennis Hassert is a man of “strong faith” and “great integrity.”
Rep. Tom DeLay was the first congressional leader ever to be indicted.
He was charged with money laundering, conspiracy and illegal campaign financing.
He now runs a conservative political campaign consulting firm
with the very ironic name, First Principles LLC.
Republican politicians love the private sector and hate government.
They claim the government is messing up the whole country.
I would certainly agree with them that government is making a mess of things.
Especially since, the fact is Republicans are actually
the goddamn government for most of the nation.
Republicans control both houses of Congress,
have total control over the legislatures
and governorships of 23 of our states.
A Pew survey found that the public’s dislike of the Republican Party
has spiked to levels not seen in nearly a quarter of a century.
Only 33% of the American public has a favorable view of them.
The GOP calls thinks they are the Family values party.
Only if it is a badly dysfunctional family
with an alcoholic, abusive, angry self-righteous,
racist, misogynist, homophobic, bullying husband.
The Democrats are the battered but completely
submissive apathetic spouse who just acquiesces.
Democrat politicians are too busy hanging onto what little we have
to bother coming up with much-needed fixes for our nation.
That makes us the mistreated, powerless and ignored kids.
“Must be nice to be a Republican senator sometimes, because you get the fun of breaking sh*t and the joy of complaining the sh*t you just broke doesn’t work.” ~Jon Stewart