So We Elect a Republican President…and all We Get Is This Lousy Wall?

19 Aug

Do you know that more than half of the funds raised by the Republican candidates for President of the United States so far has come from just 130 families? If we imagine those families to be families of 4 then 520 people or .00000173 of the American population is funding half of the Republican party.

Just about all of the Republican presidential candidates and certainly Donald trump, think that illegal immigration is the number one problem facing the United States today. So much so that probably only a wall will solve the problem and keep the Spanish horde that is draining our economy of its life blood, out…So imagine that a Republican president is elected in 2016. A wall is built. Illegal immigrants are deported…even children born in the USA…until finally the USA is illegal immigrant and bogeyman free.

Once that happens what’s in it for you? Will the Republican President and Congress together, then:

Fully fund The Affordable care Act for all US citizens? NO (they plan to repeal it)

Provide proper Medicare and Medicaid funding? NO (they plan to underfund both programs)

Support and Strengthen the Social Security Trust Fund? NO (they plan to raise retirement age and cut benefits)

Safeguard all US pension funds? NO (they look forward to the continued pilfering of such funds)

Protect, support and strengthen the rights of all US women? NO (they plan to limit a women’s right to choice)

Fund the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to help feed our hungry citizens? NO (they plan to cut SNAP)

Raise the Minimum wage for all US citizens? NO (they plan to limit or do away with minimum wages)

Help for our college students and their ever increasing student loan debt? NO (they plan to cut financial assistance)

Strong Consumer Financial Protections? NO (they plan to role back restrictions on the big banks)

Seek peace in the Middle East? NO (they plan to repeal treaties and increase military spending)

Reform prison sentencing and our prison system of 2.2 million prisoners? NO (they plan on building more prisons)

Protect the environment and seek to reduce greenhouse gasses? NO (they see no need to reduce fossil fuel usage)

Raise taxes on the very wealthiest US citizens to help pay for the wall, the wars and the debt? NO (they plan to cut taxes on the wealthiest US citizens)

So what do we get? Besides another day older and…you know what? …And what is in it for us; the everyday, ordinary, hard working, American citizen? Confederate flags and down home religion? Safety and security in the knowledge that all of the poor, hungry, homeless, indebted or imprisoned souls in the United States are at least 100%, bonafide, certified, Grade A American Citizens?… And a nice big wall to keep us all safe and cozy inside?

And what will those 130 rich American family donors to the Republican party get do you suppose? Anything worth their while? Because make no mistake about it. Everything I’ve mentioned above is in the Republican platform, regardless of which one of their candidates gets elected! They make no bones about it and are not even pretending to make you believe otherwise.

So If the Republicans win and that wall goes up… Please don’t fool yourself.

Because if and when that day comes…It won’t matter which side of that wall you are on.

14 Responses to “So We Elect a Republican President…and all We Get Is This Lousy Wall?”

  1. 1wanderingtruthseeker August 19, 2015 at 3:47 pm #

    As I read this, I was wondering why I was following this blog, but I fixed it now.

  2. sheenmeem August 19, 2015 at 5:47 pm #

    Thanks for writing. It nails the need of the hour.

  3. GP Cox August 19, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

    Blogger Gail Grunst speaks what so many of us are thinking –

  4. George August 19, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

    And if the Democrats win? What do we get then? What about an independent?
    Find me someone in politics these days who has not fabricated the truth, returned favors that were not in the country’s best interest, cut deals to benefit their own self interest, and fostered programs and agendas that would only put them back into office. It’s a broken system made up of greedy, power hungry people being voted into office by individuals who are being led to the altar regarding issues they don’t really understand. This isn’t a Republican issue. Anyone who thinks otherwise has not been paying attention.

    • avwalters August 19, 2015 at 10:07 pm #

      Try Bernie Sanders

    • gpicone August 19, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

      I guess my point is that if one votes Republican it’s not because they’re hopeful of a better future. It’s more a decision based on the meanness of despair…and I agree that Bernie Sanders would be a hopeful try.

      • George August 19, 2015 at 11:53 pm #

        I agree with you. I’m so disillusioned with these politicians, it’s hard to stomach the rhetoric that comes out from their mouths. I’m neither a republican or democrat. I just want someone who isn’t tied into special interests groups that eventually need to be satisfied or who actually means what they say. I’m not sure that person exists, but I’ll give Bernie a closer look.

  5. Michele Anderson August 19, 2015 at 10:27 pm #

    Bravo! May I share this on Facebook?

  6. momshieb August 19, 2015 at 11:03 pm #

    I couldn’t agree more, although I am not at all sure that the Democrat establishment is much better. I think that the problem is that ALL of the elite powerful politicians are owned and subsidized by big money (Trump was right on this: he really has bought himself a boatload of legislators). I am voting Sanders, and for once I’ll feel really good about my vote.

  7. ranu802 August 21, 2015 at 11:00 am #

    You have painted a very dismal picture, God help us all ,is all I can say! :*(

  8. blogsense-by-barb September 1, 2015 at 3:07 pm #

    I would like to know when “what’s in it for me” became an issue? Even the beloved Democrat Kennedy exhorted Americans to “ask NOT what my country can do for me, but what I can do for my country!” THIS is exactly what is wrong in America! Everyone points at someone else to blame. Blame Wall st for their greed while motivated by our own greed & jealousy that they have what we want! Phoey!!! As far as Sanders is concerned, if you are happy with the idea of surrendering 70%, that’s 70 cents of every dollar you make, to the government, then by all means, vote for the United Socialist states of America! But remember to call yourselves greedy!!!

    • gpicone September 1, 2015 at 9:57 pm #

      Okay…so everyone has to have a reason to vote for someone. And you would vote Republican because?

      • blogsense-by-barb September 1, 2015 at 10:12 pm #

        A. Because any one of the bunch is a better option than criminal, traitor Hillary, or sweet but not so innocent Biden, or Socialist Bernie Sanders. The first two promise only more of same crippling policies that has brought America to her knees and embarrassed us to the nations.
        B. If you notice, the leading candidates on the Rep side are NOT politicians. I think the one thing most Americans can agree on is that Washington is broken. The choices offered by the Dems are not interested in a fix. Every one of the Reps IS interested in a fix and has their own plan. Which is best? I have not yet made up my mind, buy my decision is certainly not based on “what’s in it for me!” Myself, and most people I talk too on either side of the fence, just want to be left alone to live our lives unencumbered by outrageous taxes and regulations, to be free to live our lives, enjoy our freedom, and pursue our own idea of happiness without stepping on anyone else’s toes. In other words, return to the Constitution of the United States!

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