CLAW MARKS ON AMERICA
Trump is dismantling our country: look around, his small, ugly hands are leaving scratch marks everywhere.
His plans for America are right there, in his budget---huge, monetary cuts from everything most of us care about. A) Medical Research (NIH) B) Clean Air and Clean Water (EPA), C) Innovation in Research and Development (NOAA) D) Good Public Schools (Funds Diverted to Charters) E) Safe Airline Travel (wants to Privatize FAA & ATC) F) Music and Public Broadcasting (NEA, CPB, NEH ) G) Assistance to the Old and the Poor (Meals on Wheels . . . Free School Lunches.) H) Affordable Health Care (“access” to such care is like “access” to a Lamborghini . . . you can have it if you can afford it.) I) Women’s Reproductive Health Care. (Planned Parenthood.)
Equally terrible is the budget’s other direction: A) An extra 54 Billion for Defense (with a promise of more atomic bombs) B) Huge increase in border patrol agents (now with more immigrants leaving than coming) C) 2.6 billion for The Wall D) Tax Cuts for the Wealthiest Americans.
America’s CEOs are happy. Very happy. Soon they will be the only Americans who are.
If Trump’s wish list is filled, Big Corporations won’t have to worry about: a) Creating Pollution b) Offering Less Than Minimum Wages c) Merging until they Eliminate all Competition d) Big Taxes on Big CEO Salaries e) Safety Rules that Protect the Public.
To no one’s surprise, Trump himself leads a regulation-free life: No divesting of business interests . . . no apologies for tweets and lies . . . no revelation of personal tax returns . . . no reimbursement to Secret Service for extra Personal Security . . . no apologies to innocent Immigrants for Lives Ripped Apart . . . no apologies for putting trouble-maker Steve Bannon on the Security Council . . . no explanations for costly rallies in advance of his next term.
For those few Americans who despise regulation, here’s a trial solution: In your city, for one month, eliminate all stop lights and stop signs. See how it works.
Editorials now beg us to “Normalize” President Trump. But this man isn’t, hasn’t been, and will never be “Normal.”
The Donald is, in fact, so abnormal we can only hope his presidency won’t last for a full four years. By then our country will consist of a few exultant CEOs . . . and the rest of us coping with a new and distinctly abusive Dark Ages.