The election of Trump and the continued Republican control of both Congress and Senate guarantee that the rich will continue to get richer at the expense of the shrinking middle class and further aggravate conditions for the poor. Trickle down economics and tax subsidies will flow for the rich and corporations. The financial sector will buy its way out of the weak regulations of Dodd/Frank and lurch towards new adventures in gambling; a financial disaster will once again require the socialization of their risk at taxpayer expense. Continue reading
Who and What Is Tea Party Nation?
I generally don’t have that much interested in fringe weirdo politics. But, with the continuing eruptions on the right wing of the right wing Republican party, I thought that I might investigate.
So, I became a member of the TeaPartyNation.com website. I spent maybe 30 to 45 minutes looking around. Lots of rhetoric but no policy approaches to any issues that I, and probably most people, think are of concern. To probe further,I went to the Forum section of the site and searched for policy statements or discussions. None came up. Time to start a discussion. I started a new thread on the Forum, titled (this is an approximation for reason that ill become clear in a moment), “Where Can I Find Policies or Approaches to Issues?”. In the body of the entry I asked for someone to point me towards policies or approaches to (1) high unemployment, (2) falling earning power of the middle and working class, (3) inaccessible and expensive health care, (4) crumbling highways and infrastructure and a few more along this line of questioning.
Banned in Tea Party Nation
This morning I remembered to go back and see what responses I had received to my query. Banned. I have been declared a non person in Tea Party Nation. So much for quenching my thirst for knowledge. Guess I will have to be satisfied with th Tea Party Nation’s version of freedom.