....And what a surprise.... it's both parties in DC again. As if we didn't guess the debt ceiling wouldn't pass...it happens every few years, of a horse and pony show before whoever the current president is, caves and folds. What surprised me was that some services for the less fortunate were cut again while, miraculously, both sides join forces and yet again were able to find to the tune of another $719 million at an unwinnable proxy war in Ukraine.
I doubt this changes no matter which party wins the White House. But tell me, how do you think any president or party that sells weapons of mass destruction to shady characters around the world would be interested in keeping assault weapons off of our streets. You don't get to make the world less safe out of greed and then pretend that you care about people's safety at home. Too me this shows a general disregard for life. Are Democrats better on this issue then the GQP? Sure, just like they are better on abortion rights, gun legislation, raising the minimum wage, a public option, canceling student debt and no drilling!!!! Better than the GQP is a very low bar to set. It was very low, pass low, when we took it back from them. The article above is from The Intercept. We have had two parties now in the last 8 years that still have not done any of these things, in addition to codifying abortion.... and I'm willing to bet will run yet another campaign cycle on the same old issues. What a find even more infuriating is how the parties can agree right quick and find funds for a war, yet all the money found would be better used here. Why can we not find the money like this to fix things here???? All of a sudden neither party can. I wish one of these parties would start correcting these things. By all means, move at a glacial pace...you know how that thrills me.
Also notice how neither party will EVEN MENTION cutting the defense budget, subsidies to oil companies or taxing the wealthy further. Janet Yellen and Bernie Sanders urged Dems to raise the debt ceiling to accommodate the budget when Dems had complete control of Congress two years ago...and like on so many other issues did nothing. Warnings ignored by centrist who controlled the Dem party and are running in onto the ground. And don't get me started on the immigration mess. I think it's great to welcome all to the country, and start anew, but talk about mass chaos!!!! There has got to be a better system and places to put these folk up in. Many are transported to a city and left homeless. Why are we not turning empty office complexes and vacant malls into well-equipped immigration centers and housing for them?
Like I said...by all means, move at a glacial pace.... you know how it thrills me. I hope one day a progressive third party comes into being. I see the cost of everything going up, and more and more people struggling around me. Yet DC doesn't see a need to raise the minimum wage. Hmmmm, almost like they are deliberately suppressing the working forces.....