As a Republican, he SHOULD be. VERY disturbed. $800 Billion deficit, plus rising interest rates, means the $21 TRILLION debt is going to skyrocket at a rate unseen in decades.
Ironic because the #GOP is supposed to be the “fiscal hawks”, “conservatives”. Yet Trump’s posse is outspending every prior year since the great recession, when Obama spent buttloads “saving the economy” aka bailing out the wealthy and corporate wankers.
But this time there’s no recession. Just a bunch of tax cuts for big business and the wealthiest in America. Promises of huge growth to pay for it all have lured the GOP Congress into Stoopid Spend mode, as tariffs cut into our GDP instead. Meanwhile, corporate salaries continue to skyrocket, mostly for rich white men, as these wealthy fucks (the smart ones, anyway) see the writing on the wall, and work hard to bleed every possible cent out of the economy before the house of cards collapses.
That’s where we’re heading if these dumbfucks on both sides of the aisle (and especially in the Oval) continue to get it wrong, by selling out to corporate greed and legalized bribery (aka American politics).
And don’t even get me started on how much better the money could be spent than saving coal jobs and defense dept contractors. For this kind of debt, we should AT LEAST have the best healthcare, education AND social security in the world. Instead, all of those programs come LAST (because “people will cheat the system”, even though fraud by Americans OR Immigrants, legal or otherwise, is practically non-existent).
It’s pretty clear: We have our priorities wrong as fuck, and shit is coming to a head. Change is coming…one way or another.
“One way or another, this darkness got to give”.
The Article ‘McConnell sets his sights on Medicare and Social Security, saying the debt is ‘very disturbing’’ originally appeared on https://thinkprogress.org/mcconnell-tax-cuts-budget-deficit-debt-very-disturbing-f7d976976996/
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