Take Back Congress!!!

December 15, 2017 by stephenshubert

Democrats, Independents, and interested citizens who are concerned about the destructive actions of Republicans, have had victories that can change the tide of Republican destruction – taking over legislative bodies is key to reversing Republican moves to hurt ordinary people to reward their masters – the rich right wing, like Hedge fund owners, the infamous Koch brothers, and their ilk.  The Budget, which removed $500 billion from Medicare and 1.5  billion from Medicaid  is being used as an “offset” for the tax bill (among other destructive acts).

The Tax Bill repeals important Affordable Care Act provisions; taxes employees at a higher rate than independent contractors; eliminates state tax and mortgage deductions (except for corporations) and more…. Screwing  Blue states,  employees, students and working people. Republicans have made it clear they intend to cut billions from Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare.  Ready to fight? Visit TrumpTaxScam.org for everything you need to take action.

Need more?  How about the destruction of clean energy incentives, repealing pollution laws, raising fees while cutting national parks and monuments, repealing environmental protections that protect public health and our fellow creatures (who don’t vote, so, who cares?)

We have had fires, floods and Donald Trump this year.  Had enough?

Call to Action:

The 2018 election represents  opportunities to change Congress, stop the legislative destruction of our courts, economy, environment, and throw out the bums who have foisted so much pain on us.

Selective targeting of Republicans who are leaders, committee chairs, or just simply horrid (Trumpers) and who occupy districts which can be contested are fair game.  Such liars  as Paul Ryan (the strongest advocate for benefit cuts to seniors and working people) are prime targets.

There are many ways to throw the bums out – Phone banking , precinct walking, social medial mobilization, and small dollar contributions can tip the balance against high dollar donations, and gerrymandered districts,  as we have seen many times before.

Holding local elected officials feet to the fire is also a very effective way to impede and reverse the innumerable damaging actions taken by Republicans. But only if we keep up the pressure.    Call your legislators and express your points of view.

I will be highlighting electoral contests that feature terrible Republicans and progressive Democrats, in races that can have profound impact on the shape and agendas of the next congress.  For example, Randy Brice  is opposing Paul Ryan in the 2018 Elections.  A progressive democrat, iron worker. and community activist who is running an agressive and popular campaign.  Taking Ryan’s seat means Ryan cannot be 3rd in line for the Presidency.  Interested?

 

Breaking News

Breaking! More Nails in the Coal Export Coffin

Community appreciation dinner party on November 2, 2017.

The Cowlitz County Hearing Examiner denied two shoreline use permits for the proposed Millennium coal export terminal for failing to meet the requirements of the Shorelines Management Act. This decision marks the fourth independent denial of project permits. Without these permits, Millennium cannot go forward.

Science Under attack:

Our own Michael Rioran had his comments on the importance of Science publshed in Scientific American.  The Trump administration is posed to destroy 24 decades of American scientific leadership by defunding government support for cutting edge science.  

We are all vulnerable to ignorance and wanton destruction lead by Donald Trump and the Republican Party.

Republican Party is Rotting

simply put, David Brooks   editorializes that Donald Trump has so corrupted the Reptilian (Republican) party that:  “The rot afflicting the G.O.P. is comprehensive — moral, intellectual, political and reputational. More and more former Republicans wake up every day and realize: “I’m homeless. I’m politically homeless.””

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