If you have ever wondered how to spot someone with an agenda, beginning a statement with words like, “There are no official reports yet, but…” is an obvious clue.
If you think our democracy is under siege, with some help from Russia and some rich, white, male right-wing extremists, you are not alone.
Here is part of an accurate evaluation of our current situation published on Daily Kos
“This week Donald Trump released a draconian budget proposal that would slash the social safety net, increase welfare for the defense industrial complex, and transfer the wealth of the masses to the wealthy through tax cuts. The budget is a Paul Ryanesque/Ayn Randian dream.
Robert Reich’s piece titled “Trump’s Cruel and Deviant Budget” said the budget displayed deviancy in three respects: it imposes huge burdens on people already hurting; it sets a new low bar for congressional and public debate over social insurance in America and the government’s role; and it eviscerates the notion that an important aspect of patriotism involves sacrificing for the common good.”
The American revolutionary war was fought by colonists to establish a democratic nation instead of being owned and operated to profit the very rich. We celebrate the founding of the United States on Independence Day.
The American civil war was fought because some rich white American men felt that owning slaves was worth getting American people to go to war over. We honor all those Americans who killed each other on Memorial Day.