Those that have an open mind and are really aware—should know this is the beginning of a MAJOR decline in the safety and standard of living of citizens in the United States of America. It is a CALCULATED attack against the middle class and poor in this country.
Virtually every federal program that protects the people is being tampered with, cut, or gutted. There are far too many to mention them all, but here are a few:
Beginning of higher taxes, taxes on pension insurances, higher costs and fewer benefits with Medicare (an immediate 25 billion cut), lack of consumer protection, drilling, mining and an increase in oil and gas pipelines in protected areas including coastal waters, across Alaskan wild life refuges, in and across Indian reservations, in parks and monuments and government land.
An especially egregious rule that was eliminated is: Lack of protection for pesticides, (weed killers that affect nerves of adults and children and kill bees).
The list is endless:
Reduction of rules against banks, huge tax cuts to corporations and the very wealthy, which will result in a lack of money to run the country. The next step according to Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio is to attack Social Security and Medicare, calling them entitlement programs when they are programs financed out of the paychecks of all working Americans. (It is a planned move to destroy the middle class and their voice, while people struggle to meet living expenses, health care costs, choosing between life saving medicines and food.)
If you can think of a government program, a program intended to protect consumers, adults, children, it is being attacked. CHIP, a health program for severely ill children is NOT being renewed and will guarantee death and bankruptcy of parents and caretakers, trying to care for such children. Health Care and the ACA are under attack and rules passed to eliminate and cripple these programs will result in the DIRECT increase in health care costs for EVERYONE.
Education is being attacked and may be gutted further, student loan agreements are being voided, and graduate students must pay taxes while attending schools. Student loans are being cut or eliminated; school food programs for children are being gutted.
Programs for the poor are being eliminated or gutted. Meals to seniors are being cut or eliminated.
You name a program and the person appointed by this administration to run it, becomes the antithesis of that government agency. In every case, the new director advocating the exact opposite of what that program was designed to administer. In effect, this administration is destroying protection for the people and causing destruction of government. (That is of course with the exception of the Military-Industrial Complex—which is unnecessarily getting an ever growing increase in funds, causing the U.S. to spend 7 times more than any other country on earth for military equipment and endless wars. Thus, continuing to spend tax payer money on equipment and wars rather than on programs for the protection of people. Wars that benefit no one else except the very wealthy and their corporations).
The creation and passing of this tax bill and the political appointments are for those who have money and power and are against those who don’t.
The controlling politicians are working vigorously to give rights to the very wealthy and their corporations and to open U.S. land and resources for their exploitation. They are NOT protecting workers, pensions, health care, retirement, workers benefits and rights and could care less what happens to the middle class and the poor.
The planned gutting of rules and regulations, creating right to work states further eliminates the average workers ability to unite and ask for fair wages and labor protection. This month and year marks a distinct INCREASE of money from labor in and out of the United States going to the top. Fair treatment of labor is being eliminated. Corporations that started and earned their wealth in the U.S., think nothing of becoming unpatriotic, refusing to pay their fair share in taxes, closing their factories (eliminating workers who made that company what it is and has become) and moving overseas, to benefit even more from cheap labor and fewer environmental regulations.
THE DECLINE IN THE MIDDLE CLASS, IN LABOR, IN TREATMENT OF CHILDREN AND SENIORS WILL NOW EXPAND EXPONENTIALLY.
It is a terrible thing to state the obvious but I felt compelled to do so. What do you think?
So says Charlie Steel PhD
I needed to save this where I can find it…. so I can reread . It says exactly what I have been thinking over the past year as I watch the news and see the Tweets and listen to people talk. Weeding truth from fiction and coming to my own conclusions and then hearing them stated cogently. Anxiety rising.