With today’s release of the Senate’s version of the Republican healthcare bill we see clearly that the Republican Party is a vicious, immoral pack of angry white people — mostly men it would appear from the faces representing the party in the media (see below). No matter how you slice up this legislation it says clearly that Republicans want to punish poor and middle class people for their slovenly, lazy, unhealthy, lifestyles, and reward the wealthy with a large tax holiday. The healthcare industry gets to continue charging outrageously high prices while providing last in the pack healthcare outcomes.
Trump is a side-show here. The problem is the Republican Party bought and sold by the wealthy and corporations. The Republicans are busy destroying families through their attacks on healthcare, education, family income, and government protections. The Republicans are busy mouthing talk about job creation while doing nothing to create jobs, just more rhetoric about job creators and government regulations. The Republicans are busy doing nothing to assure that a person working a full-time job can achieve a livable standard of living. The Republicans are busy destroying the environment through their actions internationally and at the EPA. The Republicans are busy destroying women’s lives through their attacks on reproductive rights and women’s healthcare. The Republicans are busy encouraging white supremacists and racists in general through their endless pandering about immigration and Muslims.
Meanwhile the Democratic Party is still dominated by the same old people and the same old rhetoric. They need to declare war on the ruling class and its Republican Party. There should be no more talk about pleasant bipartisan legislative efforts. Forget about Trump! We need to defeat the Republican Party and take back the country from the wealthy and corporations.
Originally published at Current Matters.