Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I'm Union & I Voted for Progressives

I voted for Democrats and Progressives today. I thought about the future of the country and reflected on how various groups of people would suffer under the Conservative Republican policies.

a. Women- the GOP would take away their rights to control their own bodies.
b. Minorities- GOP's don't take a strong stand against discrimination.
c. LGBT's GOP doesn't recognize their rights and marriage equality.
d. Poor- GOP would destroy the safety net.
e. Middle Class- GOP will tax them heavily and unfairly.
f. Environmentalists- GOP doesn't recognize climate change and alternative energy sources.
g. Elderly- GOP would privatize social security and issue vouchers.
h. Uninsured- GOP doesn't offer alternatives, would leave it to market based, profits first system
i. Unions- GOP considers Unions as thuggery, not a right to peaceably assembly and arbitrate. GOP would   outsource jobs and privatize to appease their free market donors.
j. Students- GOP would take away Pell grants, not offer financial relief or protection.
k. Servicemen- GOP wanted to continue DADT and continued occupation of Iraq. They also want to go to war without considering foreign policy, as demonstrated in their overly hawkish stance.
l. Economists- GOP would insist that trickle down economics work. It doesn't. Their math doesn't add up.

The Obama administration passed Equal Pay for Equal Work, saved US auto industry, credit card reform, Hate Crimes Prevention Act, Affordable Care Act, Student Loan Reform, Wall Street Reform, Middle Class Tax Cuts, DADT repeal, raised fuel efficiency standards, ended Iraq War and killed Osama Bin Ladin. If it weren't for obstructionists in Congress- Eric Cantor, Mitch McConell, and John Boehner, perhaps more work will be achieved by his administration in the next four years. It's time for greedy selfish people to step down.

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