What’s the GOP Up To?

Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell: His Senate Head emerged from it’s protective shell yesterday long enough to give a snarky speech on the Senate floor during which he accusing Democrats of attempting a “power grab” to win elections.

http://youtu.be/8lSBaDaIJRY

Okay, what are those tricky democrats up to now… gerrymandering?

No, that’s a GOP manipulation of district borders, rendering the popular vote irrelevant. Democrats want Election Day declared a federal holiday, in order to make voting easier for working Americans.

Why is the Turtle Majority Leader pushing back against a bill making it easier for federal workers to vote, thereby increasing voter turnout?

Hmm. Didn’t those federal workers just endure 33 days without pay, thanks to McConnell? Is he promoting voter suppression because he’s afraid federal employees would use their time off to work to elect Democrats?

Speaking of the shutdown, McConnell and his GOP comrades rejected a bill that would give back pay to federal contractors. The Turd wants to use those earned wages to repeal an estate tax for the rich.

Kentucky, what the Hell is going on?

The only way he can survive is by disenfranchising the working class and gerrymandering, and perhaps pulling a Ted Cruz by using touchscreen voting machines with “glitches.”

The GOP, a party of millionaires, doesn’t want to pay federal workers, nor do they want them to exercise their constitutional right to vote.

This brings another reprehensible news story to my mind:

Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, and Montana Republican Jon Tester, are millionaires who collect government bailout funds meant to offset agricultural losses caused by Trump’s tariffs.

Grassley, who played a part in penning the bill, is taking full advantage for his his Iowa farm.

Again, millionaire Chuck Grassley created a bill that allows him to collect hundreds of thousands of our tax dollars.

There is a pervasive greed that links these stories. I’m not complaining for the sake of complaining. I have solutions:

  1. We need a bill to prevent politicians from collecting bailout funds they designate.
  2. Because millionaire politician Mitch McConnell is personally responsible for perpetuating 35 days of closed government, during which workers incurred a 10% loss of their annual pay, and since he doesn’t want to sign a bill to give them back pay, Mitch should pay them out of his own pocket.

GOP rejects bill to give back pay to federal contractors, wants to repeal estate tax instead

McConnell Mocks Idea Of Making Election Day A Paid Holiday For Fed Employees

Chuck Grassley plans to take Trump’s federal farm bailout cash, calls it ‘equal treatment’

Grassley netted nearly $370,000 in farm subsidies, environmental group says

Millionaire Sen. Chuck Grassley Applying For Trump’s Farm Bailout Funds

Millionaire Sens. Chuck Grassley and Jon Tester want Farm Bailout Cash

One thought on “What’s the GOP Up To?

  1. It’s really important that we, the voters, let our Representatives in the House know that we are very much in favor of HR1, the For the People Act being debated in the House as we speak. The Republicans just gave us a gift, honestly, by being so nakedly anti-democratic. I’ll be writing posts about this for a while.

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