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The GOP Tax Plan Illustrated

Sometimes it can be difficult to get our heads around the massive injustice of the GOP tax plan. The numbers are staggering, and the sheer immorality of the Republican leaders is beyond comprehension.

The illustration above is an attempt to give a graphic picture of the reality of what’s going down. #BLOTUS and his Republican cohorts are desperate for a win, and they are obligated to pay back their mega donors. This tax bill will do both while most of us will suffer the consequences.

Every concerned/outraged citizen needs to contact their representatives and shout/scream “NO.” And we need to do it now.

question for the day

The sad truth is all of us know the answer. And it’s a sobering reflection on how we have failed as a nation. Now, we will have to live, and possibly die, with the consequences.

The sooner this Liar-in-Chief can be legally removed from office the sooner sanity will return to or nation. And with his ratings at an all-time low and still dropping, hopefully it will be sooner rather than later.

Robert Mueller’s team of special investigators is closing in. It’s only a matter of time before the truth of the Big Cheeto’s collusion with Russia and the depth of his corruption will come to light and he can be seen as the traitor he is,

the wages of sin

I have blogged about the 7 deadly sins before. However, I felt the time was right for a gentle reminder.

These words of Gandhi are especially meaningful at this point in our country’s history. We are fully embracing and living out all 7 of these deadly sins, and there’s a terrible price to be paid.

The consequences for our nation are already being felt, and they will only get worse. We continue to create a dark future for ourselves and our children. And the price grows ever higher.

The wages of sin don’t go down…and there’s no defaulting on the payments.

how far have we drifted?

Having just once again read Orwell’s 1984, this quote resonates with me. It also resonates with me because of all that I see happening around me. When almost half of everything we hear from the two leading presidential candidates can be fact-checked and proven false, I am more than a little concerned about where we are as a society.

The consequences are ugly. If we continue to allow our leaders to openly lie; if we refuse to demand the truth, we will have no one but ourselves to blame when there is no difference between the two. That line is becoming more blurred every day.

Donald Trump, for instance, has already cried foul at the thought that his statements might be fact-checked during tomorrow night’s face-to-face debate with Hillary Clinton. How frightening is it when the two leading contenders for the highest office in our nation are afraid of facts?

Any of us can say anything. That doesn’t make our statements true. But, shouldn’t we hold our political leaders accountable for intentionally lying and using half-truths? Don’t we want our leaders to be factual?

I, for one, would like to have the statements of all presidential candidates fact-checked, even if, in those famous words from A Few Good Men, we can’t handle the truth.

get ‘er done

Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what need to be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness. — George Bernard Shaw

We live in a shallow and self-indulgent society that spends an inordinate amount of time, money and effort on a never-ending quest to fill the frightening emptiness of our lives. We surround ourselves with piles of expensive toys in the vain hope of staving off the meaninglessness of our lives.

But in the end, we know we must continue fleeing if we are not to be overcome with despair. We realize that happiness is not the answer.

Shaw, one of my favorites, cuts through this  fear when he instructs us to just “get ‘er done.”

Therein lies the answer. Do what needs to be done. Stop being so self-absorbed and do what needs doing. And in the doing there is greatness.