Republicans Want to Gyp Seniors Out of Medicare and Social Security

Those republican fat cats want to cut your Social Security and Medicare benefits. Never mind that many seniors are just getting by as it is now. I can’t understand how elected officials can be so calloused. The kind of reductions they propose will plunge many seniors into poverty. Some won’t get the health care they need. Should that be our reward for a life of working hard and paying taxes? Most of those republicans who propose these draconian cuts are rich. They won’t be affected. It reminds me of an old movie where the insurance company is going to have pay double indemnity. It looks like an accidental death to the law. But Edward G. Robinson, the insurance investigator who knows its murder says, “The police are satisfied, it’s not their dough.”

No matter your age, google AARP if you aren’t already a member to find out how you can help protect your benefits that you are paying into–or are now rightfully collecting from.

Former Presidents Political Posturing Diminishes Us All

Obama and George W. publicly said in so many words that our leaders should unify not divide. I wholeheartedly agree. But while they didn’t mention President Trump by name, they obviously were talking about him. Make no mistake about it, their speeches were political. Don’t think so? Then consider two questions. If Hillary were president and spoke and acted in a divisive manner, would Obama still have made that speech? If Jeb Bush were president and spoke or acted divisively, would older brother have made his speech? While former President Bush’s words rang true, I believe his family has another motive: First George H. W. served as president, then George W. took his turn. They viewed Jeb as the heir apparent and are still sore because a man with no political experience named Donald Trump came along and ripped the presidential rug right out from under him. Yep. You can bet your bottom dollar that George W. would have remained silent if Little Brother, as president, spent too much time shooting from the hip.

Trump Determined To Kick Out Poor People

President Trump seems determined to cast the lower class aside.  How are they going to afford their health insurance under Obama Care without government subsidies? Many of those people work hard for what little money they earn. What job they have is the best they can get. Without assistance they can kiss their chance at health care coverage goodbye. As fellow humans, they are just important as Trump–even without all those billions. A person with heart disease or diabetes shouldn’t be told in so many words to get sick and die just because they don’t have the money.

The republican party already has a reputation among many for caring only for the rich and powerful. As a billionaire, Trump’s exclusion of the little people from health care only helps to solidify that reputation. And I’m saying all of this even though I voted for Trump.

Bust Off the Bump Stocks, Not Your Right to Own a Gun

It is so hard to understand why anyone who doesn’t want to kill people needs a bump stock so they can turn their firearms into automatic weapons. I also can’t accept the idea that anyone needs a magazine that holds 60 bullets. While viewing a clip of the shooting in Las Vegas, I could hear how long the continuos shots were between each reloading, which caused more injury and death to innocent people who were doing nothing but attending a concert. Yes, it’s true that bad guys don’t obey gun laws. But if it becomes illegal to manufacture bump stocks and huge magazines, then there will be fewer of them for the bad guys to get their hands on.

These new laws would have nothing to do with taking your second amendment right to own a gun away from you. If we follow the logic of those people who don’t want restrictions on certain types of firepower that hunters say are unnecessary, then where does it stop? After everyone has their own army tank and all the weaponry the military uses, and I mean all? How long would the human race last then? Probably about five minutes. Please. For the sake of our future, let’s use a little common sense and have adequate control over these weapons before more innocent people are killed.

Finally, A leader Acts Like A Leader

Two high school football players, along with the rest of their team, were told before a game to refrain from “taking a knee,” during the national anthem. They did it anyway. I’m glad their coach, a marine who served his country, had the guts to kick them off the team. High school football is a privilege not a right. Many people who want to play don’t get to play. They have to try out and make the team first. Those two boys have a right to their opinion, but the coach makes the rules–not them. I hope they have now learned the hard way that they don’t always get to do whatever they want. Privileges carry responsibilities with them. People have to follow the rules of the organizations their membership demands–whether they like it or not. It’s too bad the parents of at least one of the boys made excuses for them instead of backing the coach. That will make it harder for them to learn an important life lesson that breeds success. Hats off to that coach with the guts to lead.