When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag, carrying a cross.
– Sinclair Lewis, author of it can’t happen here (1935)
Irredeemable scurrilous scumbags. There is no other way of describing the crafters of this new “tax relief” law. It almost defies belief. Welcome to the Oligarchy. With the Chief Kleptocrat in charge. No wonder Trump loves Putin and even has admiration for Kim Jung Un. Like a tinpot dictator he revels in sycophantic admirations.
This is a monstrous giveaway to the wealthy 0.1%. People who do not need any more “breaks.” We have achieved all-time levels of wealth and income disparity. This is been recognized for at least a decade. Wealth disparity, in the end, is suicidal. When the “captains of industry” have all the money, the “little people” have nothing to buy their stuff. This is why corporations go international — seeking third world markets.
This is more than a simple tax giveaway. There are numerous hidden clauses including the declaration of Puerto Rico as a foreign country – which it is not. Punitive tax measures aimed at “blue states.” Most notably California and New York. Because they are not blindly subservient and dutifully obedient to the Chief Kleptocrat.
How ironic this legislation was rushed through in the middle of the night. A week before Christmas. Visions of Dickens — the Christmas Carol. Scrooge carefully offering each one of you your lump of coal. Now go away.
It is also a clever and cynical accomplishment in so many ways. They have now found a underhanded way to destroy ObamaCare.
May they all burn in hell.
Each legislator takes an oath to defend us and the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic. As you read this there is a sub rosa gang of Republican Senators who are actively seeking to undermine the entire Mueller investigation.
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
What are the consequences of failing this oath, sworn on a bible?
Wake up America. It’s later than you think. Joe Conason wrote It Can Happen Here in 2007 — 10 years ago. Don’t say you were not warned. “I never knew.” The most perilous time in my life.