Friday, November 11, 2016

Here's the bill

Over the next few years, a lot of things are going to change under a Trump/Pence Administration and a rabid Republican congress. Let's start the list of things Americans are likely to lose.
Obamacare - 22 million people will lose their health insurance
Net neutrality
Environmental regulations - You don't really want clean air and water do you?
The Arctic wildlife preserve
Pell grants
Immigration reform
Women's right to choose
The protection of the Voting Rights Act
An increase in the minimum wage - They might even get rid of it
The deal keeping Iran from getting nuclear weapons
Federal protection for LGBTQ Americans
The Paris Climate Accord
Freedom of Religion - Well, you're still free to be a Christian
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - (They've only gotten $11.7 billion in relief for consumers)
The Department of Education

And that's just for starters.

Trump has his few policy priorities and no doubt will push those hard. But I'm pretty sure the Republican congress will realize pretty quickly that Trump will sign anything they put in front of him. He's not going to stand up to them when they want to cut Medicare and Medicaid because he doesn't really care.  And the Republicans in Congress have shown for eight years how pathologically they pursue certain policies.

I hope you enjoy paying this bill, Trump voters.

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