The boy-faced puppet of the Koch brothers, currently inhabiting the body of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), is positively giddy over Trump’s election. Not because he particularly likes the new liar-in-chief, but because he sees any Republican in the Oval Office as his personal chump, ready and willing to force his Ayn Rand-style punishment agenda on an unsuspecting American public.
Topping the GOP list of fascist-inspired policy is eliminating access to healthcare for as many people as possible, as quickly as possible. Speed is of the essence for a few reasons, not the least of which is making sure the electorate has insufficient time to realize they’ve been lied to and screwed.
As the Huffington Post points out,
Medicare works. It’s far more efficient, cost-effective, and affordable than private sector health insurance. Not surprisingly, it’s also a lot more popular.
Now consider this. If the Republican base ever figures out that government can indeed create and run efficient programs that make their lives better, they’ll also figure out that they’re actually Democrats.
Despite mountains of evidence to the contrary, there are millions of low information, working class voters who think Ryan, Trump, and the Republican Party suddenly care enough about the quality of their lives to put it above the agenda of the corporate class. Defending economic equality has not traditionally been part of the GOP’s mission, and there is no reason to believe that anything in the right-wing mantra has changed in more than 100 years.
As noted on American News X,
America’s past under single party Republican rule has been a turbulent one, marked by economic crises with global implications, among them, the Great Depression of 1929, and the Great Recession of 2007. Prior to that, single party Republican rule is credited with bringing on the Panic of 1907.
The voters who believe that tax cuts for the rich and corporate deregulation is some kind of miracle cure for what ails the working classes, are now on the brink of losing their Medicare. That is no accident. Through the conservative propaganda machine, they have been convinced that all government is bad and the profit-hungry, Medical Industrial Complex will somehow serve them better with absolute control over their healthcare. And they are gambling with their lives.
Ryan, Trump, and the Republican Party want to throw grandma, and everyone else, off the healthcare cliff for a reason. If you believe it’s because their heart’s are bursting with benevolence and compassion, you may want to pick up a history book. Conservatives have quite a track record of ‘conserving’ nothing but their own wealth by screwing the people who actually have to work for a living.
With Republicans in control of the entire government and Paul Ryan steering the clown car, dismantling Medicare looks like only the beginning of the Trumpian assault on the American people.
Tell lawmakers what you think of their plans for your future by calling the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121.
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