I have just signed a petition asking Elizabeth Warren to run for President. She is much too smart to do that – but it is a nice thought – she would make a great President.
She is real and honest – and hates the robber barons who are destroying the country.
And I can’t vote – but I can dream.
I can dream that congress would work to build America – to improve the lives of the underprivileged – to build the crumbling infrastructure – to get everyone covered by health insurance – to get a minimum wage that allows people to live without getting food stamps – that makes the top 1% pay the same rate of tax as average wage earners.
But – to be honest – most people don’t give a rats ass.
I look at America and weep. This is no longer the richest country on earth. Almost everywhere in Europe and Asia has a higher standard of living – looks after the underprivileged – has universal health care and aged care – a whole bunch of stuff that you can do if you pay taxes.
America is fucked but the Americans cannot see it.
Paying taxes is anathema to many Americans. Gummint is anathema to many Americans. The don’t want gummint and they don’t want taxes. They want guns so that when the gummint comes to take their guns they will be ready.
Last weekend a potential Republican presidential candidate said he would emasculate the Environmental Protection Agency and close down the Internal Revenue Service - sending the IRS staff to the border to keep Mexicans out.
What a great idea.
Don’t these people have children and grandchildren ?
Hey – this is amazing – the Senate approved a motion 98-1 that climate change is real and not a hoax. Even Jim Inhofe who wrote a book called The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, voted yes.
Who will tell Fox?