Every thinking person in America should be on the phone and on their websites/emails telling these people what we think about this balderdash of nonsense about the debt ceiling RIGHT NOW.
You might have to find their House.gov website in order to email them. I did for mine. (Oh, you bet I told him, even though I know full well it will go right in the trash can, but at least I had my say.)
Just a few reminders of the reasons why you need to do this urgently:
- Military paychecks and benefit checks to their families if they are deployed will be delayed. How many times have you heard them say, “I back our military all the way!” That boils down to a burnt pan, folks, because they DON’T. If they did, we wouldn’t be here.
- Veterans’ benefits would be slashed by up to a third. You really should have noticed by now that when those people say they “back the military”, that what they really mean is that they back the contractors and military industrial complex that they own stock in. Oh, yeah, make them more money. But take care of our people when they come home? Nyah. They’re just an expense we don’t need-at least to them. I feel differently, don’t you?
- Social Security checks and benefits not coming. For those of us who depend on these checks to pay bills, this is MAJOR. This is not just senior citizens, but also people on disability and children who have lost their parents and need support money. SSID checks are a lifeline to MILLIONS. MAGA GOP goons want us to “work” for what we have ALREADY EARNED?? And many of us CANNOT work anymore or never could work. Can you say wealthy white privilege?
- Slashing SNAP and other nutritional programs among others. Oh, please. We are a country that already has food rotting in the fields because we have too much of it. Yet we have hungry children, babies, and elderly who can’t get enough to eat in food deserts because the PRICE is out of control. Just how cruel and out of touch can these people possibly get?
These are just a few of the programs that Majorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Louie Gomer, Kevin McCarthy, and about 120 of their “friends” have come up with as a solution to our debt. The irony is that even IF we totally eliminated every one of these programs, it would not change the debt by more than $1 trillion. Apparently, math was a subject that every last one of them flunked in school.
I’ve never seen so many math impaired people in one place in my life.
The horrendous thing? If this country does default, it throws the WORLD’S economy into chaos. Now that scares the living _____ out of me. But those morons either don’t believe it or don’t care. I don’t know which.
What I do know? We need to get people that damned ignorant of how our economy and our government works OUT OF OFFICE next year.
In the meantime, deluge everyone up there with phone calls and emails. We have to do everything we can.