By James Devine
What’s bad for the country? They used to say, “What’s good for General Motors is good for America.”
Today, Republicans changed their tune to: “It’s bad for the country when the government owns car companies.”
That’s an actual quote from Colorado con(artist)servative Ken Buck, but I believe it is bad for the country when car companies and other manufacturers go out of business and we are dependent upon foreign labor and production.
If America becomes a nation where we don’t make anything, we will lose the wealth that has brought prosperity and freedom to our middle-class.
Republicans have exported manufacturing jobs and allowed lawlessness on Wall Street, with corporations that are ‘too big to fail’ jeopardizing our national security.
Republicans say Congress and government are out of control, but first off it is the multinational corporations that are ungovernable. Their unrestrained greed and deranged influence buying threatens democracy itself.
The Constitution puts limits on government because our founders distrusted any entity invested with too much power, but Republicans show no concern for consumers and citizens who are being crushed by a class of wealthy individuals and businesses that show no regard for our rights, opportunities and well-being.
It has gotten to the point where, in lieu of honest opposition, the GOP has adopted a policy of mutinous condemnation and traitorous obstruction.
This perverse behavior invites violence instead of reason and rule of law.
Republicans may find that ‘winning at any cost’ is not worth the price to be paid.
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