“The move of the spectrum to the far right has created real imbalance even within and outside the GOP; the main problem is that the centrist or moderate GOP are unwilling or scared to challenge the right-wing side knowing to rattle the cage is to lose their seats and the financial support. Republicans have many tools on the table if they want to start taking a more adversarial stance toward Trump, but no one other than those outside the political spectrum is willing to stand and fight online and in emails and in protest against the GOP. If no one wants to stand against the GOP, then it is really the time for Centrist/Moderate Republican to stand outside and be independent or create a new party that is reflective of those view of Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight Eisenhower. Here is some aspect that was the core of the GOP for years including fiscal conservatism and creating fair balance on the environment and supporting science and the studies in medicine for the people versus profit.
A: Provide federal assistance to low-income communities;
B: Provide asylum for refugees;
C: Extend minimum wage;
D: Improve unemployment benefits system so it covers more people;
E: Strengthen labor laws so workers can more easily join a union;
F: Assure equal pay for equal work regardless of sex. and others.
G: Protect Social Security.
Today’s GOP has walked away from the symbol of Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, but are still eager to use their image to represent the GOP. But today’s GOP is not the image of Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Eisenhower and in some cases, it is even not the picture of the GOP of Reagan” – Jay Cugtas
Immediately after the tragedy in Parkland, conspiracy theorists claimed that the school shooting was staged, and that survivors were actors.
“Why do people feel this way? Probably not because they deny the abundant material benefits of modern life that many are able to enjoy. Or because they want to travel back in time and live in the U.S.S.R. It’s because they realize—either consciously or at some gut level—that there’s something fundamentally flawed about a system that has a prime directive to churn nature and humans into capital, and do it more and more each year, regardless of the costs to human well-being and to the environment we depend on.”
Before you say no, take a moment to really ask yourself whether it’s the system that’s best suited to build our future society.
When rich people get a tax cut, they buy stock and real estate.
When corporations get a tax cut, they repurchase their stock shares to inflate the price, increase CEO pay, and increase their dividends.
These people don’t suddenly hire more workers because they got a tax cut. They already have plenty of money, more money won’t suddenly make them hire you or increase your pay.
The only thing that increases the number of jobs is an increase in demand. And increase of demand is achieved when workers and average people have more money to purchase goods. Higher wages for workers = more demand for goods = more jobs This isn’t calculus, it’s economics 99