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First They Came For Obamacare

March 17th, 2017

Trump, Price and Paul Ryan removing Medicare from patientMarch 17, 2017 – Paul Ryan’s proposed healthcare budget repeals and replaces Obamacare with tax credits that reduces the federal budget by 337 billion dollars, leaves 24 million people uninsured, and gives tax breaks to the rich. He promises better insurance, but how can that be true if the federal government takes that much money out of the healthcare budget. Ryan has stated that healthcare is not a right or the responsibility of the government. That means we are on our own, vulnerable to losing our life savings or life should we need an operation or other medical emergency we can not afford.  Under the Ryan plan, the very rich survive and the rest of us…

With the “fuck ’em” attitude shared by Ryan, Price and Trump towards healthcare, how much longer will it be before they repeal and replace Medicare with a tax credit that will most certainly be a small fraction of Medicare benefits?

Diversity Campaign

March 13th, 2017

Taking It To The Streets: Promoting Diversity In NY, DC And Maryland
protesters holding Michael D'Antuono's Diversity posters.

We launched my “Diversity Makes America Great ” campaign featuring my painting, “What Makes America Great” painting on Presidents’ Day. I was in NY passing out a few hundred posters to protesters at the “Not My President Day” rally, while our 17 foot mobile billboard circled around the White house, Capitol Building, Trump International Hotel and other hot spots around DC.  Howard Dean and Michael D'Antuono holding the artists Diversity posterThe next day we traveled to our nation’s capitol with our banner to see our mobile billboard in action. I met with former Presidential candidate, Howard Dean (pictured above taking a selfie with me holding one of my posters).

I gladly honored his request for me to autograph it for him. We took pictures of people holding the banner at the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and all of the DC hot spots. Our favorite encounter was at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, where we ran into a bunch of civic minded high school students.

From there, I took my posters and spoke at the Diversity protest at Westminster High School, where students protested the removal of the “We The People” posters.

Spend My Taxes On Meds Not Bullets

March 7th, 2017

Our Taxes should go to Meds, not BulletsMarch 4, 2017 The Republican budget increases military spending while reducing healthcare. We already have more than twice the defense budget of Russia & China combined yet we remain the only industrialized country that doesn’t provide it’s citizens with universal healthcare. President Trump says he wants to keep us safe. He doesn’t have to do much research to know that Americans are much more likely to die from a lack of medical coverage than a military attack. What’s being protected aren’t American lives, it’s the profits of the military industrial, insurance and pharmaceutical complexes.

Call your representative and tell them you want meds, not bullets. #MedsNotBullets

Trump’s House Of Lies

February 17th, 2017

Trump Administration LiesFeb 17, 2017  Be it Kellyanne Conway’s alternative facts, Sean Spencer’s impression of Melissa McCarthy, Michael Flynn’s faulty memory or The Donald’s self-aggrandizing denial of reality, the truth is all too often ignored, covered up, or denied. Crowd size, release of income tax returns, muslims celebrating in New Jersey on 911, birther information, draining the swamp, electoral victory margin, knowing more than the generals, and unemployment statistics are just a small sampling of some areas where our “Liar In Chief” has set the truth meter to new lows.

In-Security (Muslim Ban)

February 10th, 2017

Trump muslim banFeb 11, 2017  Is Trump afraid of little girls?  To keep America safe from Radical Islam, Trump continues to push the constitutional envelope with his radical Muslim Ban. Muslims of all ages, sizes and genders where stopped. At least he’s a gentleman, you know, women and children first…to be detained and deported.

Ban Bannon

February 8th, 2017

Feb 3, 2017 To keep America Safe from Radical Islam, President Trump Banned people coming in from seven Muslin countries. Interestingly, none of those countries have sent terrorists to our shores or (more importantly) put up Trump Hotels on theirs.