Sunday, May 7, 2017

Letter to the President

Lying about crowd sizes, voter fraud, insurance coverage, transparency, and about your accomplishments? Claiming that you are draining the swamp? Nominating people who lie about their foreign connections and entanglements? Admiring despots and dictators? Cheering your choice for SCOTUS while the Senate changes the rules to be able to confirm him to fill the stolen Supreme Court seat? Pushing lies about your predecessor? Subscribing to discredited conspiracy theories? Nepotism? Unleashing horrors upon people and their families who have lived here for decades and are productive members of society? Proposing massive cuts in spending on social programs because they interfere with the philosophy of greed and irresponsibility? Refusing to put your assets and companies into a blind trust and then refusing to reveal what they are so that we may not see your conflicts of interest? Accepting payments from foreign governments when they patronize the companies you refused to put into a blind trust? Tweeting rumors and opinions about companies even though that affects stock prices and appears to facilitate insider trading? This is wrong. WRONG, WRONG, WRONG.

Cutting Medicaid, gutting health insurance and giving huge tax breaks to the wealthy? Do wealthy people need tax relief? Is universal health care such as that enjoyed by most other western countries somehow communist or socialist and against your philosophy of individual responsibility without social responsibility? Your philosophy of individual responsibility doesn't extend to paying employees enough so that they can be individually responsible. Are you afraid that bankruptcies due to medical bills (including for those who are insured) will diminish? WRONG.

Cheering on and crowing about the potential loss of health insurance for over 20 million people and the potential catastrophic rise in health care costs for countless other people, especially those who are elderly, poor, or already sick? The AHCA should be titled 'The Unaffordable Unhealthy Uncaring Repeal and Erase Act.' WRONG.

Allowing states to ban Medicare for non-working people? Why? Because they have made "bad choices"? Such as illness, unemployment or underemployment, age, gender, race? Or somehow chose to be a victim of crime? Or because they have to stay at home to care for a parent or child? Or because they live in the wrong place and so are not afforded equal protection? Basically telling them to just say no to poverty as if it was that simple? WRONG.

Allowing discrimination? Are you being wronged when you are not allowed to discriminate, and can't see that preventing someone from harming others is not the same as harming others? Are you afraid of Christian morals or do you somehow think it doesn't apply to you? WRONG.

Gutting federal agencies? Are you unhappy with environmental protections, worker protections, fiscal responsibility, food safety, consumer protections, public education, sane energy policies, and equal justice? Or are those concepts against the philosophy of greed and unfettered capitalism? Against your moral code of absolute social irresponsibility? Because doing things in the public interest might mean the wealthy paying their fair share? Because it might impede increasing our military budget which is already larger than the combined military budgets of the next seven countries? WRONG.

Denying climate change? Do you think science is just a theory? Do you disagree with more than 97% of scientists studying climate change and the expressed opinions of 195 other countries? Is the truth inconvenient because it might take money away from the 400 richest families who have more than what 150,000,000 Americans have? WRONG.

You have made your administration into the most corrupt and uncaring one in the history of our country, and you have been in office less than four months. Add that to your list of accomplishments.

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