I have been saying that the Republican plan is to, literally, get rid of all "entitlements". This is a simple fact. Now, however, one has actually come out and admitted it:http://www.newsweek.com/tax-plan-social-security-medicare-welfare-republicans-rubio-729133
This is, of course, just the beginning. I would remind, in case somebody doesn't understand what they consider entitlements:
There is more but, basically, ANYTHING gov does except for the Military and Border control. EVERYTHING else is in their sights. To justify this they will point out just how great the national debt is and how it must be fixed before we are bankrupt (ie. scare us to death). They will neglect to mention that much of the new debt is because they felt it necessary to transfer 1.5 trillion to the upper 5% (the 1% got a cool trillion). If you read their budget you will see where that money came from and now they are coming for everything else yet, as far as I can see, the left remains fairly silent.
Then there is the problem of our infrastructure. The Republicans are talking about fixing the infrastructure next year. Their plan is quite simple - privatize. Highway needs fixing? No problem, private industry will take over that highway, fix it, and then put a toll on it. If the Republicans get their wishes there won't be a free road in the entire country. Same applies to bridges too. They will, in other words, fix any and all infrastructure that people use and then charge the hell out of them. This will, of course, be the end of free highways (not free, rather free to use as they are funded by taxes). This is the dream of those Libertarians on the right. Remember, these folks actually tried to privatize fire departments (if you don't pay their subscription fee they let your house burn down). I sometimes wonder if they also want to privatize the police as well. Anyway .....
Last night I saw that Trump is upset because the post office is not charging enough to deliver packages for Amazon. The simple fact is that Mr lying jackass ignoramus Trump can change how much Amazon charges by simply appointing the missing members of the commission, that sets the post office prices, so they could do that! It gets even better. Congress, in its infinite wisdom, also decided, several years ago, that the post office pre-pay the retirement funds (neither UPS or other other biggies even have retirement funds) which has virtually bankrupted the post office. All of this is actually part of the congress decision to privatize the post office and they have been doing whatever they could to bankrupt the post office so they could privatize it.http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/29/news/economy/trump-amazon-postal-service/index.htmlhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-...m=.206ab4ef8ed6
I have also recently noted that they are now putting up ads showing how everybody is thanking Trump for all the good things he has done (without mentioning a single one, except for "making America great again". I have also noticed that there is nothing from the left pointing out any of the assaults we have been experiencing, ie. assaults on the environment, parks and monuments, healthcare, food stamps, et.al. One would think that they would, at least, try to counter the right but, instead, we are gifted with a continuous sending of emails asking for money and little else.
This, of course, does not surprise. The left remains above the fray and secure in their righteousness. One would think that Dems would, at the very least, point some of this stuff out to the voters but, I guess, its just too hard. Pretty amazing......