In a time where @berniesanders is being called a "narcissistic old man" (in the words of Fran Lebowitz) for pushing a single payer Medicare for all healthcare system (his job as a representative leader, considering this is what over 60% of the country wants) and the Senate Republicans are once again gearing up to repeal Obamacare with no debate, no official CBO score (early estimates already place it at over 25 million left without coverage) and no replacement for those left uninsured, because we "just don't have the money to cover the American people for free;" the Senate just overwhelmingly passed a 700 billion dollar military budget increase and no one bats an eye. No pundits, no "fiscal conservatives", no member of the "liberal media", for one moment asks: "but how will we pay for this?"...or even "what exactly are we paying for?"
The reality of our government is that war is an acceptable expense, even if people must go without healthcare, education, or a living wage; even if half the country makes 30,000 dollars a year or less, it's worth it. But healthcare, but education but combating poverty...simply not worth it. This is no accident. These are the means of control. This is what keeps a population sick, uninformed and desperate; with no time to meditate on how to make something better. And in this case, both sides truly are responsible. This is exactly the way they want us. This is what keeps them in charge.
P.S. while you often hear from the media that the Republicans have no real solution to the healthcare debate beyond repealing the ACA what you never hear is why...it's because the Democrats already implemented their idea. Obamacare (an individual mandate system that requires everyone to buy private insurance) was the Republican answer to single payer. It was pitched by Nixon, developed by the Heritage foundation (a right wing think tank) and Mitt Romeney himself implemented it when he was governor of Massachusetts. When the Democrats go right, the Republicans do not go left...they go further right. This is what the establishment seems not to understand.
Photo of Nick and I in NY by @girlsgoneoscarwilde
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