Oh joy, it's election season again. We face 16 months of a agonizing avalanche of TV adds full of lies and distortions. We will however have to choose one to vote for and one to hate. I'll leave that choice up to you.
As each candidate steps to the plate I will try to see through the chaff and alert you to the pluses and minus of each. Oh you know I will be fair (not) any republican will have a very hard time getting my nod. Each and every one who is thinking of running is dying to cut severely or eliminate entirely all assistance programs. Every one of them wants to increase military spending.
ON RAND PAUL
This article lists the items Paul says he would institute if he were elected. The article lists in some detail what he wants to do. I will highlight below the one's I feel are the most significant.
1. A huge increase in military spending 190 billion over two years
2. More giveaways to the rich (who would have thought) . Now the real damage to the bottom 90 percent. Eliminate Dept of Education. Eliminate funding for schools by either block granting money to the states God knows what this would do to the school system. Eliminate school lunches , Eliminate children health care, Repeal Affordable Care Act, Eliminate HUD and Energy Dept. AND WAIT HERE IT IS: PRIVATIZE MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY , Slash Medicaid, Repeal all bank regulations, Go to a Flat Tax.
There are other stuff listed in the article in the link but they are not high on my list so I leave them for you to decide for yourself.
I leave you with one piece of advice . Look at the list in #2 and try to figure your world if all that would come to pass. Given the conduct of congress the last 8 years you have to believe anything is possible. We would head the rest of the way to a THIRD WORLD STATUS. Not a place I want to be.