The latest news hinges on infringement of freedom of speech... the White House, through its high level operatives, has instructed the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to cease using the words Vulnerable, Entitlement, Diversity, Transgender, Fetus, Evidence-based, and Science-based in all of its budget documents. The reaction in the briefing room to the public announcement was swift, harsh, and incredulous: "Are you serious? Are you kidding?" This, my friends, amounts to outright censorship and dictatorship!
Add to that the earlier story that Republic leaders had reached agreement on the new national budget proposal — which, according to polls of the American public, an overwhelming majority of the population has expressed its extreme displeasure and disagreement with. How can our elected representatives possibly imagine that they are carrying through the wishes of their constituents, when they foist a travesty like this on the electorate? This budget would put money in the pockets of large corporations and wealthy donors (those who need it least) and take it away from already-suffering middle class taxpayers as well as the most vulnerable in our population — the poor, disadvantaged, underserved, underemployed, etc.?
THE HORRENDOUS CLOSED-DOOR DEALS BURIED IN THIS TAX PLAN
Reading some of the specific details hidden in this shocking document makes me wonder whether the whole Congress has lost its mind; tax exemptions for private jets? Tax cuts for themselves? Opening up oil and gas drilling in the Alaskan wilderness, another blow to the environment? The repeal of the healthcare program's individual mandate, causing a hike in premiums and leaving more people uninsured? Changing the rules on reproductive rights? Ending the encouragement of charitable giving? Taking away state and city tax deductions? Cutting back on mortgage deductions for the middle class? Making teachers pay for their own classroom supplies? Letting religious groups endorse political candidates?
Isn't there some way to stop these lunatics from putting these putrid provisions into law? Passage of this tax plan will only further the rapid decline of our already-teetering nation (which is now the laughingstock of the world because of all of the White House lies, blunders, propaganda, pillaging of public resources, and overt moves towards a fascist dictatorship...not to mention the obvious corruption and TREASON!).
Just some new words to think about.
Your humble servant,