Takeaways from The Day the #GOPSenate Passed the Motion to Proceed
- Republicans will vote for anything that transfers wealth from the poor and working class to the wealthy.
- Republicans are especially glad to vote for any piece of legislation that repeals any program that bears any resemblance to FDR era programs. Yes, their ultimate target is Social Security
- The wealth gap between the poor and the extremely wealthy in the United States has not been this great since the decade before the Great Depression.
- The Affordable Care Act is working much better than Republicans say it is. At the same time, there is plenty of room for it to be improved.
- The Affordable Care Act has demonstrated to many Americans the positive difference that having health insurance makes in maintaining personal financial stability.
- Because of ACA, getting diagnosed with a life-threatening illness no longer means bankruptcy for many Americans
- Republicans will never stop trying to implement policies that favor the extremely wealthy at the expense of poor and working-class Americans.
- In the case of healthcare, Republicans are also willing to sacrifice the needs of women, children, older workers, veterans and retirees (Yes, repealing ACA hurts Medicare) to benefit the financial condition of the extremely wealthy.
- Unless American voters who oppose the direction of the country under GOP control get united, the Republicans will continue to win.
- With Gerrymandering and Voter ID laws, Republicans have reduced the impact opposition voters can have in many states and congressional districts.
- A unified opposition is imperative if the Republicans are to be defeated.
- 2016 is over.
- Working people must vote for the candidate who has the best chance to beat the Republican in the race. To do otherwise, is to help Republicans maintain control of our government.
- There is a difference between Democrats and Republicans.
- We all have to continue calling our members of Congress.