If we were living in a vacuum

You hear Republicans making the same ridiculous argument every time we talk about Medicare for All: We can’t afford it.

Technically, they’re right. The way the budget is currently set up, the idea that we can pay for universal healthcare is a pipe dream. The way the budget is currently set up. That’s the key.

Congress is going to have to raise the debt limit this year. Republicans hate to do it, but they have no choice. We owe more money than we’re taking in. Republicans have this crazy idea that if we cut spending and also cut taxes, everything will eventually work itself out.

Trickle-down Reaganomics sounds wonderful; if we were living in a vacuum. Where A+B=C, and that’s the end of it. But in the real world, things aren’t that simple. Far from it.

How much taxes do you pay a year? Too much, right? Would you like to know how much taxes Exxon Mobil pays a year? Read this. Or this. And if you still don’t believe me, read this one too.

Corporate tax rates are meaningless. If companies that make billions and billions of dollars in profits year after year actually forked-over what they should, Republicans sure as hell couldn’t use the excuse that we couldn’t afford Medicare for All.

“And the rich get fatter, licking their greasy lips as the price of gas goes up again…” – Kurt Poleet

That’s just my opinion.

Yesterday, the White House called for the firing of ESPN’s Jemele Hill over her recent tweets in which she called the President a White Supremacist. Later, ESPN accepted Hill’s public apology.

The social media storm continues, however, with many Republicans still angry over her tweets, her apology, and ESPN’s response.

Compare all that to what happened after the Charlottesville tragedy. The President’s initial response was that there was blame on “both sides”. Susan Bro was angered by those words. It was her daughter, Heather Heyer, who was killed by the White Supremacist who drove his car into the crowd of protestors.

Susan Bro received death threats for refusing to speak to the President.

Hill probably went a little overboard with her tweet. But that was nothing compared to a grief-stricken mother getting death threats. That’s just my opinion. What’s yours?

“Don’t ever get angry at a man for stating the truth.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged