As expected our Republican congress has been working tirelessly with the president to enact new legislation that includes such needed reforms as allowing seriously mentally ill people to buy firearms and allowing the coal industry to once again dump their waste in rivers and streams! And of course, they have decided the American people, not Mexico, should pay to build the wall on the southern border. Meanwhile, our roads and bridges continue to crumble while the president promises a trillion-dollar infrastructure piece of legislation that is dead on arrival under a Republican congress.
Whatever happened to the cruelest falsehood of the Republican congress that on day one of the new administration the Affordable Care Act (i.e. Obamacare) would be repealed and replaced? During the last administration, they passed legislation 58 times calling for immediate repeal and replacement. Well, not to worry, maybe as promised congress and the president will once again put your health care under the control of the insurance companies. Who knows, you may even be mandated to pay the insurance companies and not the government if you fail to buy their plans.
The continual lies (i.e. alternative facts) and attacks on the news media by the president and his cronies are extremely dangerous and reminiscent of the tactics used by fascists and dictators. Makes me wonder if congress and the president will try to silence that most cherished and profound part of our Constitutional freedom of the press. Everyone must be vigilant to ensure that does not happen for without a free press our democratic society will cease to exist.