Concerns For 2018–The Social Safety Net, The Wall, Health Care Obliteration, And Environmental Damage All Part Of A Second Year Nightmare Under Donald Trump

In the midst of all the turmoil surrounding the craziness and maniacal behavior of Donald Trump, the reality in 2018 is that there are great concerns over the future of major issues that are facing us in this new year.

The Social Safety Net–the programs of the New Deal of Franklin D. Roosevelt (including Social Security), and of the Great Society of Lyndon B. Johnson (including Medicare, Medicaid, and the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965)–are in great danger of being obliterated by an extremist Right Wing Republican Party, which is out to destroy everything that has been done in the past 85 years, including contributions by other Presidents, both Republican and Democratic.

Also, at a time when the fate of the “Dreamers” is in danger, Trump wants to build a wall with Mexico, which is unnecessary and will not work to prevent the dwindling illegal immigration from Mexico; is a boondoggle wasting American taxpayer money; and further undermines our relationship with our 2,000 mile neighbor, continuing to promote the nativism of the Republican Party, pure hatred with no moral or ethical justification.

And the total obliteration of Obama Care, which millions signed up for in late 2017 despite so much discouragement and barriers by the Trump Administration, is also on the docket, undermining the health and shortening the lives of millions of Americans.

Also, the destruction of all environmental standards is also a major Trump and Republican goal, eliminating conservation policies since Theodore Roosevelt in the early 20th century, and the refusal to show respect for nature and for the dangers of global warming, is extremely alarming.

14 comments on “Concerns For 2018–The Social Safety Net, The Wall, Health Care Obliteration, And Environmental Damage All Part Of A Second Year Nightmare Under Donald Trump

  1. Conrad Seitz January 7, 2018 5:00 pm

    Just looking at The Wall alone makes for easy ridicule and sets the tone for all Don the Con’s so-called “policy positions.” For starters, net illegal immigration from Mexico has been zero the last few years; second, half of illegal immigrants come legally, by plane, and overstay their visas.
    Third, most drug smuggling from Mexico is done by plane, container ship, or even submarine; hiking through the bush with drugs on your back is a joke, not a practical means of transport.
    But Don the Con doesn’t know that. He is so stupid and ignorant, and worse, unteachable, that he believes all these fantasies.
    His supporters have sown the wind; let us hope they reap the whirlwind.

  2. Ronald January 7, 2018 5:31 pm

    Conrad, you are absolutely correct!

  3. Ronald January 8, 2018 3:08 pm

    I wrote about this specifically, Princess Leia, on here on January 1!

  4. Rational Lefty January 12, 2018 4:42 pm

    Our local ABC news affiliate is owned by that Sinclair Broadcasting. During that Behind The Headlines segment that the station runs at lunchtime, that Mark Hyman guy that comes on and gives his conservative propaganda announced that he is stepping down from all on-air duties due to a brain tumor. I don’t like what he has said during those segments but I don’t wish him ill either.

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