If this virus has shown us anything so far, it is our funding priorities have been out of whack for too long.
This year’s total military budget is close to 1 trillion dollars when you factor in homeland security, border patrol, and private contractors. It’s more money than over the next 20 nations combined spend.
I wonder how many more hospitals we would have if our military budget was cut in half? How many more doctors and nurses could we employ? How many more sick people could we treat? How many more respirators could we have on hand? How much money could we invest in our CDC?
Our nation cannot afford to keep funding a military-industrial complex at the expense of our health and well-being here at home. We have been brainwashed into thinking we have to police the world at the expense of our own health. We have been told to want to cut our military budget is not American and that bad guys will invade us.
Guess what? The bad guys are viruses, super bugs, and our own elected leaders who tell all is well while they cash in their stocks before the market crashes.
As voters, we have created this mess because we continually reelect our leaders in Washington at over a 90 percent rate. Our laziness or lack of interest in solving our problems has resulted in us having to give up our jobs, our free time, and our access to family and friends.
Unless you are wealthy and were made privy to insider information by our elected leaders, you can’t possibly be happy with the job our leaders are doing.
It starts at the top with a president who has no regard for anything or anyone but himself and it flows downward to a Republican controlled Senate that does not include a single Democrat in their discussion on the bailout package they are offering.
This is not how the democratic process works. It is how a one party system under the iron fist of a lunatic operates and if you think things will improve if it is given another four years, ask yourself what has this guy delivered in terms of promises from four years ago?
Vote Trump’s ass out in November. Vote anyone else out remotely connected to the liar. Don’t think waiting him out for another four years will result in a better country.
Ronald Reagan, when he ran for a second term, asked voters to think of one question, “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?”
Food shortages, toilet paper shortages, 20% unemployment, and a crashed stock market are not improvements. Leadership does not sit on their thumbs and tell the nation it’s like a flu bug and will go away before you know it. Leaders do not distract and blame the Chinese, causing an international firestorm, or claim the press has blown this out of proportion while doctors, nurses, and countless experts say otherwise.
$1,000,000,000,000.00. Let’s elect representatives who will put the well being of the average American before that of the super rich.
Top photo is a YouTube screenshot of President Trump, A.G. William Barr
and Dr. Debbie Birx at the daily coronavirus press briefing
Jim is a life long resident of California and retired school teacher with 30 years in public education. Jim earned his BA in History from CSU Chico in 1981 and his MA in Education from Azusa Pacific University in 1994. He is also the author of Teaching The Teacher: Lessons Learned From Teaching. Jim considers himself an equal opportunity pain in the ass to any political party, group, or individual who looks to profit off of hypocrisy. When he is not pointing out the conflicting words and actions of our leaders, the NFL commissioner, or humans in general, he can be found riding his bike for hours on end while pondering his next article. Jim recently moved to Camarillo, CA after being convinced to join the witness protection program.