Republicans think if they talk enough about saving the world, everything will be ok.One more before I call it a night....What do you think Calvin?
Republicans Want To Enslave My Generation
If conservatives truly believe that welfare programs are enslaving people, it is their policies that forced them onto public assistance programs in the first place.
Enslavement: An economic means to an end that coupled with hatred to produce a reality of racism that Americans still struggle with today. It is a word that should not be used lightly.
In recent months, many conservatives have felt entitled to its usage. They have linked slavery to food stamps, health care, unemployment benefits, and anything else the government provides to the poor. Their end game is deregulation and corporate control over our democracy.
When a select few in our society hold all the power, we essentially become an oligarchy. A recent study from researchers at Princeton and Northwestern concluded that increasing inequality has demolished the democracy that once built Americas vibrant middle class:if policy making is dominated by powerful business organizations and a small number of affluent Americans, then Americas claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened, it said.
In the old days, oligarchies were built on the backs of slaves. In modern-day America, its now the middle class.
Since the 1970s, Republicans championed policies that cheated my parents generation out of the American dream and the right to retire with dignity. Corporations now have the same rights as individuals, and workers rights have been slowly whittled away.
People working full-time jobs are being forced into poverty. Multibillion-dollar companies pay low wages, and lack of benefits cause many workers to rely on government assistance. People relying on public benefit programs arent lazy, unwilling to work or asking for a handout like conservatives would lead many to believe; 73 percent of enrollments in government programs come from working families. If conservatives truly believe that welfare programs are enslaving people, it is their policies that forced them onto public assistance programs in the first place. Its a national disgrace.
Republicans are now intent using the same broken policies to enslave the next generation of Americansthe millennials. Heres how:
Denying climate change. Happy Earth Day! Now lets drill, baby, drill! Republicans in Congress continue to block legislation that combats climate change, while championing King Coal. If climate change is not addressed today, my generation will be forced pay for their ignorance.
Blocking immigration reform. Were all immigrants. Republicans are keeping millions of our brothers and sisters from a chance to achieve the American dream. They are enslaving them to a life of poverty by keeping them out of full participation in American life.
Refusing to raise the minimum wage. As a generation, we are broke and in debt. If conservatives want to liberate us and get us off the bread lines, they should give us a raise.
In 30 years, there won't be any Republicans left...so in a wickedly ironic twist...they're right.