I want to address two things in this post. First is Puerto Rico and second is the Affordable Health Care Act (aka: Obamacare). Let me begin with Puerto Rico. Yesterday the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico Carmen Yulin Cruz accused Trump of “genocide” in relation to the recovery effort in Puerto Rico following a massive hurricane that devastated the US territory a few weeks ago. Notice Puerto Rico is a US TERRITORY and NOT some foreign country? Puerto Rico was bankrupt before the hurricane hit and now the infrastructure is completely devastated making life almost impossible on the island. Trumps response has left a lot to be desired and yesterday after Congress (yes they actually did something) passed a bill granting more funding for disaster relief his response was tweeting that “we can’t stay in Puerto Rico forever.” WTF? What in the hell was that tweet all about? No one expects FEMA to stay in Puerto Rico forever and, frankly, his statement (yes he has said all of his tweets are OFFICIAL presidential statements) was inappropriate. So what does Trump plan to do? Leave the people of Puerto Rico to fend for themselves and be content with the US territory sinking into a Third World State?
I like what US Representative Luis V. Gutierrez D-Ill said yesterday. He said,, “I ask every American that has love, and not hate in their hearts, to stand with Puerto Rico and let this President know we WILL NOT BE LEFT TO DIE!”. I think Gutierrez hit the nail on the head because HATE is the problem here with Trump! I knew during his presidential campaign 2016 when the KKK and Neo-Nazis came out quickly supporting Trump that something was amiss and his slow response to condemn the riots in Charlottesville involving Neo-Nazis demonstrating there only added more proof that Trump IS A RACIST! This plus all of his rhetoric about Mexico and his beloved Berlin-style SOVIET wall he wants to build is all proof that this president does NOT see himself as President of all Americans especially Hispanic and Minority Americans! How much more proof do we need that Trump is a hardcore RACIST? Add atop all of this his recent move to suspend DACA which threatens to deport Hispanic youth that were brought to America illegally by their parents crossing our border illegally and you’ve got plenty of evidence that Trump is a RACIST.
Mayor Cruz of San Juan is now accusing Trump of genocide and, frankly, I absolutely agree with her and it is because the people there are HISPANIC and that is now very clear! She called upon the UN, UNICEF, and the world to stand with the people of Puerto Rico and STOP THE GENOCIDE that will result from the LACK of appropriate action of a President that just DOES NOT get it. Oh he gets it alright Mayor Cruz…that is…if you look at his apparent agreement with the Neo-Nazi racist agenda!!
No ones saying it so I will…. I can’t help but notice that most of the people in Trump’s administration are rich and white except for Dr Ben Carson who serves as Housing Secretary. I’m sure he’s nothing more than the TOKEN BLACK! At least as far as the RACIST Donald Trump is concerned!! Just one more proof that this POTUS is a RACIST. I believe he ONLY sees himself as president of those Americans who are rich and white! If you are not in this elite group then Donald Trump is NOT YOUR PRESIDENT clearly!!
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi also had something to say about Trump and Puerto Rico yesterday in her weekly news conference. Pelosi said Trump “lacks knowledge.” Well that’s a nice way of saying it but he’s hardcore so Pelosi should be hardcore and say it like it is without any frosting! She called Trump’s tweets about Puerto Rico “heartbreaking” saying he lacks knowledge about what the role of FEMA is in times of natural disasters. And she also said she wants to remind people that people in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands ARE AMERICAN CITIZENS. And, indeed, they are!
“We are all Americans, and we owe them what they need. It’s not about a clock. It’s about what they need,” said Pelosi. I can’t help but consider Puerto Rico is not a major voting block for electoral votes and we all know Trump is already focused on the next election assuming he will be POTUS for 8 years. I’m sure if the island were a major voting block the disaster response would be completely different. Trump is not seeing PEOPLE. He’s seeing VOTES. Such are the ways of a man locked in his own OVERBLOWN EGO! And Trump has a very BIG ego!!
Turning now to Obamacare……
A few days ago Trump signed an EO (Executive Order) eliminating the Obamacare provision that requires employee insurance to provide birth control. What he did is use an EO to void a part of the AHC law which I believe is illegal. He cannot void a law passed by Congress but he’s done exactly that! Clearly he hs violated the law and should be immediately impeached and removed from office. This president is not only out of touch but is incompetent!!
Trump pretends to know the plight of poor and working poor Americans but he does NOT. This man has lived in a tower in the middle of NYC that rivals the Versailles Palace in Paris complete with the gold and marble! He lives like an emperor! He has NO CLUE about the plight of America’s poor or working poor and late yesterday he PROVED IT beyond any doubt when he issued another EO gutting subsidy funding for Obamacare!
His latest EO ends cost sharing reduction payments (government subsidies) which are a CRUCIAL part of Obamacare designed to help low income families and working families get health insurance. Now insurance companies are sure to jack up premiums and states are sure to ax programs that give insurance to low income people via Obamacare and Medicaid. So these people will likely NOT be able to afford health insurance and they will have to pay the fine associated with Obamacare for not having insurance. I would have thought Trump would ax that provision but he has not so the poor and working poor have been placed by Trump into a NO WIN SITUATION. And he’s done that with INTENTION not by accident nor oversight I assure you. Like I said…if YOU are not rich and white then he is NOT your POTUS!
Trump’s EO signed late yesterday intensifies the “war” being waged against America’s poor and working poor that Senator Bernie Sanders D-VT has so long spoken about. He is absolutely right because there IS a WAR being waged against working poor and poor Americans and it is being waged by the rich white elite culture in this country that put Trump into the presidency, astoundingly.
Trump’s EO was praised by the do-nothings House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator Rand Paul et al. And Trump once again says he wants Obamacare cut so he can give Americans the “healthcare they deserve.” And just what is that healthcare Americans deserve? No one seems to know as Trump as given no specifics. I would assume it would be something along lines of a “healthcare” some THIRD WORLD country would give it’s people! Whatever he has in mind one thing is certain and that is Trump’s Obamacare replacement will only serve to further ENRICH the health insurance companies and impoverish America’s poor and working poor!! Trump is all about the MONEY and NOT about the American people.
I also want to let you know that today Trump will become the first US sitting POTUS to address an organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated as a gay hate group ( Values Voter Summit). This despite assurances from Trump that he’s a “friend” to the LBGT community. I’m afraid nothing could be further from the truth! He’s not only a racist he’s a sexist! IF he truly were a “friend” of the LBGT community then he would not be giving a speech to that organization today but his ACTIONS prove louder than his words and BIG MOUTH and his actions say clearly that he’s a racist and sexist!
Now for all of you “Christian” folks out there that support this president you’d better stop and think about this. Trump is a “Christian” HYPOCRITE as many of YOU are yourselves! Jesus taught that we are to help the poor and not oppress them yet Trump is oppressing the poor and minorities in every way he possibly can! His actions, forget his BIG MOUTH for the moment, stand in DIRECT OPPOSITION TO THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS CHRIST! And if you support him and his oppression of the poor then you are a HYPOCRITE just like Trump! You WILL burn in HELL for that just as Trump will I assure you.
Trump is a Corporatist. He is a Fascist. He walks in the footsteps of Italy’s Benito Mussolini and Germany’s Adolf Hitler. He supports the marriage between the Corporation and the State. He will do anything to enrich the Corporate State and impoverish the poor and working poor even more. His actions over the past 10 months have CLEARLY shown this to be so. He has a BIG MOUTH and likes to rant but the proof of what he is and is not is to be found in his actions not his words. And his actions prove beyond ANY doubt that he is a Corporatist Fascist in the mold of Mussolini and Hitler! This man should have NEVER been allowed to gain the Presidency. Not only does he have no experience whatsoever in politics or government he is incompetent and, frankly, crazy just like Hitler and Mussolini were! He will bring the United States to the SAME FATE as that of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy at the end of WW2. DISASTER and DEVASTATION! Watch! He’s on the verge of getting us into World War THREE and I believe that is exactly what he intends to do. Why? Because war is BIG BUSINESS and Trump is forever for CORPORATE PROFIT!! And that’s why Congress should NOW move to impeach and remove Donald J. Trump from the presidency of the United States. He’s about to finish off our country!
Finally, I would like to know just when the POTUS was given the power via EOs to void and law passed by Congress. Obamacare and all of its provisions were passed into law by CONGRESS. Yet, Trump is now using EOs to gut the LAW and circumvent Congress and our form of government. How is it that he’s being allowed to get away with such TREASON? How is it that Congress is not in session today putting his impeachment on the FAST TRACK? Trump is most certainly NOT the “savior of America.” He most certainly was NOT put into office by God Almighty! Just the OPPOSITE IS SO I suspect. He’s a divider and a destroyer and from what I hear from the business world he’s had that reputation for a long, long time.
America is in shambles. I now strongly suspect our democracy is fully dead and we now are a DICTATORSHIP. Congress is now WORTHLESS and I suspect Trump has all of the DIRT on every 535 members of Congress and the Senate. All 535 members of that body should now be absolutely ashamed of themselves for allowing Trump to get away with all that he’s gotten away with over just the past 10 months. They have FAILED to hold him accountable for anything! They are SPINELESS and BRIBED politicians! But more than anything else Congress has FAILED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE! Everyone of them should be recalled and replaced!! They do America NOT a service but a DISSERVICE! Spineless cowards!!
Trump has only been POTUS for 10 months and frankly it seems like he’s already been in office for 4 years. What this president has done to divide America and to persecute the poor in just 10 months is nothing short of astounding and FRIGHTENING! I’m sure that at the end of his term be it 4 or 8 years that America will be a nation fully divided between rich and poor. And guess which group YOU will be in? THE POOR as the rich will be very, very few! And then you’ll grow angry BUT then it will be TOO LATE for you to do anything about it as poor people have NO VOICE with the ELITE.
Now next week when you get your notice from your health insurance provider jacking up your monthly premium 300% remember this post!! Oh they are going to be sure YOU get the message loud and clear I suspect.