Art And Response

First They Came For Obamacare

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?

Trump’s House Of Lies

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)

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

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.

Do We Still Live In A Democracy?

Is America still a democracy?

The Will Of The People vs That Of The People They Elected

The election is finally over. With the help of the Electoral College and gerrymandering, the Republican party will control the presidency, the congress, and soon the Supreme Court. But does the Republican party represent the values of the majority of Americans? To answer that, let’s compare the Republican platform with national polls issue by issue.

Electoral College

According to a Quinnipiac University poll, Americans are in favor of deciding the future Presidential elections by direct popular vote 53%-34%. The last two Republican Presidents having won without winning the popular vote, the GOP is of course, against it.

Abortion

Americans polled support Roe v Wade 67% – 30%. The GOP is famously against it. (more…)