The new Republican congress attacked women’s healthcare, Social Security, Wall Street reform and they are pushing back against net neutrality. Republicans are circulating bills––some disguised as “bi-partisan.” These bills are proposing fake net neutrality to confuse the issue––the bills were written by members of Congress bought and paid for by Big Cable.
They won’t stop working to decimate Obamacare and Wall Street reform. They won’t stop trying to give new tax breaks to oil companies, or to millionaires and billionaires. (That recent bank written 1.1 million compromise on the Dodd-Frank bill putting us in the same position for another meltdown.)
This isn’t Democracy as I’ve known it. Am I just imagining a non-productive, low wage, poorly educated population, an imprisoned black population, and charter schools that teach a false history? Am I just imagining that our country is moving backward, getting poorer and more violent and militant? Am I wrong about the growing ranks of the jobless and homeless with no opportunity to retire with a pension or at least, social security? What have they done to the middle class?
It will be a hard long slog to change things, slowly, at the state level, bit by bit. Or convince Republicans that their agenda isn’t right for our country. Can you help?