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Use this, and any other means at your disposal, as a form of non-violent protest. Now, more than ever, the citizens of this country need to stand up and shout out against evil, corruption, sexism, misogyny, sexual assault, bullying, anti-intellectualism and general lack of morality that is sweeping into acceptance with Donald Trump’s win. His swearing in is an all too real sign of the trouble that America, and the world, is in.
Our world just got grabbed by an absolutely awful individual. He now has the power to actually ruin it instead of just being a stain on it. So fight to take it back. Anyway you can.
The Republicans and the GOP Leadership are using the government shutdown to take America hostage against the Affordable Health Care Act, also known as Obamacare. This can be made no clearer by this document that was sent through the house Republicans. They signed it, and made it their plan, their goal, to shut down the government. The GOP is responsible for the government shutdown, plain and simple.
They want to negotiate something that they have already lost, a long time ago.
They lost several elections to health care reform.
They have failed to stop it with 41 separate votes in Congress.
The Supreme Court of the United States of America has upheld Obamacare.
This guise of the GOP compromising and sitting down to discuss Obamacare happened years ago, and Obamacare is the compromise they got. We would have a single payer system if “health care was rammed down their throat”.
This piecemeal idea to funding government subverts the democratic process we have used to create these programs in the first place. They are simply taking the lives and well beings of America and Americans hostage.
There is a “clean bill” that has passed the senate that will start the government immediately. It will fund everything “as is”. Just like it was before the government shutdown began. There are enough votes and support in Congress to pass this “clean bill” to get everything up and running again. John Boehner simply has to call an up or down vote and this shutdown would be over. However, he is bowing to the minority right wing tea party extremists.
Eighty Republican members of Congress signed a letter which has created the government shutdown. Though they blame the Democrats and President Obama for the shutdown, it is so obvious that the blame for this extortion lies squarely with the GOP. The Democrats want to pass a budget and get the government working again, but the Republicans are trying to take advantage of the situation. This clip from the Daily Show with John Stewart explains the letter the Republicans signed.
If you would like to skip right to it, start watching at the 5:20 mark. However, I encourage everyone to watch the entire episode. It is fantastic.
It’s OK for Republicans to disagree with Obamacare. It’s OK for them to have the opinion that other government programs and legislation are bad.
It is NOT ok for them to take us all hostage because of their beliefs. In a democratic society you must take the majority opinion over the minority. That is the whole point. If they want to change or modify existing programs or laws they should be drafting legislation to do so. They should NOT be threatening the lives of millions of Americans or the future prosperity of America.
Stop the shutdown immediately! Call a vote on the “clean bill” now.
Please post your thoughts and opinions below as well as on any and all social media that you are involved with so we can get the message out that taking America hostage is WRONG.
This week President Barack Obama talks about something other than the economy and the deficit which is refreshing. This week President Obama talks about the war in Afghanistan and how America is transitioning to hand over control. President Obama praises the troops and their valiant effort to finish the mission to make it so the Taliban can no longer use Afghanistan to attack America.
President Barack Obama then turns focus back to where it is desperately needed, our own country. He calls on American’s to find some of that patriotism that united us and to use that to help rebuild America.
Here is President Barack Obama’s Weekly Address for January 12th, 2013