|People stand in line waiting to fill boxes with food at a Las Vegas food pantry.|
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Pro-Life Republicans? Where?
Republicans will do absolutely nothing about gun violence in America. Republicans oppose paid maternity leave (the US is one of only 3 countries not to do so (Oman and Papua New Guinea are the other 2). Republicans are attempting to axe Title X Family Planning. More than half of Republicans in the Senate and almost half of Republicans in the House voted against the creation of Medicare, and House Republicans have vote over 50 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Republicans believe people need to starve before they'll 'really' look for work (Republicans believe that policies like disability insurance or the Earned Income Tax Credit take away a key motivation -- hunger).
Republicans oppose a plan from the chairman of the FCC to subsidize broadband Internet for poor Americans. Republicans want to
send children born in America of undocumented immigrants back to where
they DON'T come from. Republicans oppose diplomacy to address the Iran
Nuclear Issue courting the possibility of armed conflict. Republicans
won't even say "climate change" unless to brand it a "hoax," and climate
change is already causing hundreds of thousands of deaths due to drought, failure of crops, flooding, and extreme weather. Republicans