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Republican Malevolence Unleashed

boris and snidelyThe Republican Party, abandoning any pretense of public service, has begun full burn legislating against the interests of the American people. After eight years of obstruction, they are in a fury to pass bills that will accomplish two things: Undoing everything President Obama did, and/or burn America to the ground.

Since the 115th Congress convened on January 6th, Republicans have moved to

AND THAT’S JUST THE FIRST MONTH.

At their recent retreat Republicans argued, not over how to make the Affordable Care Act better, but whether or not they could get away with yanking it out from under people.

corkerBob Corker (R Millionaire TN) meanwhile, lamented that his party might not find the “moral courage” to destroy Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, as the Washington Post reports:

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Corker was the most outspoken in questioning whether Republicans would be able to stomach making the kind of cuts necessary to fund a Republican wish list of new defense and foreign policy priorities.

“I’m sorry, I wonder sometimes where we as a party are going,” Corker (R-Tenn.) told a roomful of House and Senate Republicans Thursday during a national security discussion, adding that he was “discouraged” by the apparent lip service being paid to the potential costs. “There’s a spending side of this that if we don’t deal with, we’re not going to come close to defending the needs of our country,” he warned. “I fear that we’re going to leave here without thinking of the other side of the equation.

THIS is the equation that matters, Folks:

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Does anyone believe we’re somehow falling behind? And what about this equation:

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Our financial issues aren’t a result of Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid; they are due to the absence of vertebrae in the Republican Congress when it comes to corporate taxation.

Consider this info from The Motley Fool:

When companies get sued, they’re allowed to deduct the amounts they have to pay in damages to compensate their victims against their taxable income…this forces taxpayers to share in the financial fallout of their actions.

…cruise lines are structured to ensure that their profits aren’t American, even if their operations are.

…some companies are getting a killer tax break through a method commonly known as tax inversion deals… a domestic company purchases a foreign company in a country with a lower marginal corporate tax rate than the United States and then re domiciles its headquarters in the foreign country.

According to some studies, more than $2 trillion is being stored abroad, and that means that more than $600 billion in taxes is not being collected.

Then there’s this, from Forbes:

The New Markets Tax Credit was meant to create jobs in low income areas, but instead steered nearly $1 billion to wealthy investors and Wall Street banks.

…the Research and Development Tax Credit was meant to encourage mid-sized companies to increase R&D, but 80% went to huge companies like Google, Intel, Boeing and Apple.

Prostitution is illegal almost everywhere, but Nevada’s Mustang Ranch writes off free passes as a promotional expense. Workers claim business deductions for breast implants and costumes.

the NFL, NHL, and PGA Tour are classified as non-profits, exempting their earnings from federal income taxes…but they pay out million-dollar salaries.

And don’t even get me started on the Capital Gains Tax, where the wealthy pay less in taxes for doing nothing, than people do for actually working.

These so-called “fiscally responsible” Republicans could reduce the deficit, and pay down the debt without touching social programs… if they wanted to. But there is an insidious endgame here:

Republicans don’t want upward mobility; they don’t want an educated citizenry; these things are too dangerous to them. They want a 2-Tier System of wealth and labor. And if we don’t do something about it, that’s exactly what they’ll have.

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The Putz in the White House Does It Again

The Guy-Currently-Residing-In-The-White-House issued an Executive Order (You know, the thing that gets Republicans’ panties in a bunch when a Black guy does it) on Friday,

temporarily halting a U.S. refugee program and indefinitely suspending admission of Syrian refugees, and issuing 90-day restrictions that could affect people from seven predominantly-Muslim nations.

As NBC reported:

The State Department in a statement on Friday said it is working with the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services to put Trump’s executive order into effect. And while no particular religion is mentioned, the order specifically identifies “those who would place violent ideologies over American law.”

Now get this part:

“In addition, the United States should not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry or hatred (including ‘honor’ killings, other forms of violence against women, or the persecution of those who practice religions different from their own) or those who would oppress Americans of any race, gender, or sexual orientation,” the order says.

Ha, ha, ha, ha. You probably just envisioned plane loads of Republicans being flown off into the sunset, never to be seen again.

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Alas my friends, ’tis not to be; we’re still stuck with the “American Taliban”. The  description above is Republicans’ thinly-veiled code for, (goes to a whisper)… MUSLIMS.

strandedThe putz currently residing in the White House had no plan, however; now travelers with visas or permanent residents with green cards are stranded in transit to the U.S. along with refugees. From the Los Angeles Times:

An undetermined number of longtime U.S. residents have been stranded overseas as a result of President Trump’s executive order temporarily blocking visas from seven countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

All visa holders from those seven countries are now barred entry to the U.S., including lawful permanent residents, also known as green card holders, people with U.S. work visas and other types of visas, according to a senior U.S. immigration official.

NBC reports:

The State Department and Customs and Border Patrol on Saturday were still devising the formal rules for who is eligible for waivers — such rules were not written up before the executive order was implemented.

The Trump administration also has yet to issue guidance to airports and airlines on how to implement the executive order. “Nobody has any idea what is going on,” a senior Homeland Security official told NBC News.

In addition, the order applies to both refugees who are still “in transit” and U.S. green card holders from the affected Muslim-majority countries currently overseas, a senior administration official said. Those people would also need to apply for a waiver if they want to return to America, the official added.

The official said it would have been “reckless and irresponsible” to issue guidelines before the executive order was signed because of security reasons.

Huh? These fools are even too inept to cover their ineptitude. Paul Ryan, who never seems to have his male parts with him when he’s around Trump, said in a statement:

“Our number one responsibility is to protect the homeland… President Trump is right to make sure we are doing everything possible to know exactly who is entering our country.”

Because spending 1-2 years vetting each and every refugee, as we have for 30 years, is just too laissez-faire an attitude. Of course (SURPRISE!), Ryan didn’t always support the ban:

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But The-Guy-Currently-Residing-In-The-White-House isn’t worried about ALL potential terrorists. In a flagrant “fuck you” to America, he has NOT banned travel to the U.S. from terrorist inhabited countries where he does business:

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Because as we all know, someone crazy enough to put explosives in his underwear could never think of flying to Saudi Arabia AND THEN to America. Sheesh, get real!

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