“And By the Way, He Totally Denies It.” ~Donald J.Trump

Denial is not absolution.

Donald Trump has done something no president has done before. He has exposed the hypocrisy of the evangelical right, and the GOP.

“Roy Moore denies it. That’s all I can say. He denies it. And by the way, he totally denies it.” ~ Donald Trump, sexual predator

There has been an undercurrent building, fueled by indignation at our society’s inclination to look the other way, make excuses for predators, and blame victims- while it protects those men who commit unspeakable crimes.

Trump’s endorsement of this man, whose predatory behavior was so blatant he was banned for life from a shopping mall and the YMCA, can only feed the backlash against abuse and empower more victims to come forward naming their attackers.

Trump isn’t the only politician to dismiss Moore’s crimes. Alabama Governor Kay Ivy has stated she believes the accusers, who say Senate hopeful Roy Moore sexually harassed and assaulted them when they were teens, but she is going to vote for him regardless.

The election of Donald Trump despite accusations against him by sixteen women, one in her teens, of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to rape, in addition to the audiotape that captured Trump’s graphic bragging about his entitlement to assault women, enraged victims of abuse to such an extent that it brought an estimated 5 million women together participating in 673 marches worldwide. Outing assailants has become the next step.

Long buried memories of sexual harassment, assault, rape, told by of victims after years of suppression, as well as accounts on how those misogynistic experiences shaped the lives of victims, demonstrate clearly these experiences don’t make people stronger, they wear them down. That is what they’re meant to do. Sexual assault is an abuse of power with lifelong implications for the victims.

This problem is not limited to Hollywood or Washington, it’s a worldwide problem without socioeconomic boundaries.

50% of women recently polled said they have experienced some form of sexual harassment or worse, and women are not the only victims.

The only way to change society’s negligence with regards to this issue is to stand together and fight it as a group. There is strength in numbers and unfortunately victims do outnumber the assailants and naysayers.

The fact that pedophile Roy Moore, and other predators like Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein, refuse to admit their behavior regardless of the number of their accusers does not lessen their crimes. Denial is not absolution.

Rapists almost never spend a single night in jail, although their victims live with the memories for the rest of their lives. Laws made by men favor the abusers. The only retribution we have right now is to expose abusers to their employers, their families, and the press. We are left no choice but to assert our own consequences, because without repercussions rampant sexual misconduct will continue.

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/mercy/”>Mercy</a&gt;

Tax Bill Moves to Senate

GOP Tax Scam has passed in the House of Representatives, and now moves on to the Senate.

This is great news for the 1% wealthiest, and Corporate America. This is bad news for everyone else. Regardless of what Orin Hatch, GOP President pro tempore of the United States Senate, says this is a gift for the wealthy. Not sure if you buy that? This tax bill allows a tax deduction for owners of private jets.

At the same time, it no longer allows teachers to deduct the school supplies they purchase with their own money… but corporations will continue to deduct the cost of their office supplies.

Healthcare… It feels like we just had this argument…because we did. We are having it again because the tax plan has an Affordable Care Act defunding clause, much like the Trumpcare plan which was voted down in the senate several weeks ago.

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, was one of three GOP Senators who saved American healthcare by voting NO, against party lines, to the Graham/Cassidy healthcare bill, which would have resulted in— millions of Americans losing healthcare, a rise in premiums with less coverage for everyone else, and the re-introduction of pre-existing condition exclusions.

That was THEN, this is NOW. While we have supposedly left healthcare alone and moved onto “tax cuts,” the GOP slipped the same healthcare cuts into this tax bill.

A Wall Street investor was quoted in VF magazine likening the GOP Tax bill to a Ponzi scheme. How is that? Like the Ponzi scheme— fraudulent investment operation where profit is generated for older investors through revenue paid by new investors, rather than from legitimate business activities or profit of financial trading— this tax bill will offer tax-relief for multinational corporations and the wealthiest Americans which will be paid for by revenue from tax increases and cuts in healthcare benefits for the not so wealthy, both rising as levels of poverty do.

Taxes may go down modestly for some middle class families at first, but the increase in insurance premiums and the decrease in what insurance will cover will more than negate any middle class tax cut. Additionally, the rich man’s tax cut includes drastic cuts to benefits like Healthcare, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security.

Let’s go back to Lisa Murkowski. She hasn’t decided how she will vote with regards to this GOP tax bill/ healthcare repeal.

What’s different NOW is this bill has in it other items in it that Murkowski wants, specifically to put an end to Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR, so as to open it up to oil and gas drilling. Screw the poor, screw the middle class, screw the environment…she wants oil. It is possible this mandate was thrown in there for Murkowski? Yes.

This tax bill has specific mandates intended to entice several wavering GOP Senators, and the mandates have nothing to do with taxes.

The senate is divided Republicans 52-48 Democrats. Two republicans voting no will force a tie which will be broken by Vice President Pence- we know how that will go. It will take a NO vote from three GOP Senators to kill this tax bill, and that only if every Democratic Senator votes no.

Regardless of the applauds Murkowski received in airports after killing the Graham/Cassidy healthcare bill, I think we can expect Murkowski to go for the oil…

If this bill passes in the Senate we can expect insurance premium increases next year as shown on the chart below.

We can expect funding cuts which will lead to benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. These benefits will be reduced regardless of the fact that— since your first day on your first job, you have been paying into these programs for your future use.

The savings garnered from these cuts will be passed the wealthiest among us, a trillion dollar tax cut for corporate giants and the wealthiest 1%, paid for by everyone else.

Donald Trump will benefit hugely, as will Steve Mnuchin, Bob Mercer, and the majority of Trump’s cabinet.

The entire GOP senate has a personal interest in seeing this tax bill pass. They have been on the receiving end of donations from those who would benefit, and they have been warned the money they’ve become accustomed to receiving in the form of campaign donations will be cut off.

GOP members who vote yes are voting to take healthcare away from millions to give money to individuals. They choose to do this in order to continue receiving “donations” from their billionaire donors.

CALL ALL Senators today at: (202) 224 – 3121 Tell them to vote no to this tax bill.

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GOP Believe Their Tax Plan Will Pass

How is it the GOP is confident their tax plan will pass? When did healthcare cuts become part of the tax bill?

“Apparently somewhere between the salad course and the entree, it was decided that permanent corporate tax cuts should be paid for, in part, by kicking 13 million Americans off their health care and raising premiums for millions more,” ~Senator Ron Wyden, Top Democrat on Finance panel

This tax bill is a covert attempt to gut healthcare, but the GOP somehow believes it’s different than previous failed attacks on ACA. Why? This bill gives money to the billionaires who make large donations to campaign funds of GOP members, so more congressional republicans are likely to vote yes to keep their cash cows lactating.

Those GOP members who were outspoken when they voted against the previous attacks on healthcare might put greed over the health needs of average Americans, the same ones who voted them into office, in exchange for continued campaign donations.

As of Wednesday—

“Imagine taking more than $300 billion from older and sicker people who need health insurance, and giving that $300 billion to big corporations and wealthy people as a tax cut. That’s the GOP plan.” ~ Robert Reich:

Senator Claire McCaskill confronted GOP congressmen Orin Hatch as he lied about where the money to fund the tax cut will come from.

https://youtu.be/KnUQxzLhAYw

Other lies put forth by the GOP in attempts to quell public outrage:

  • “This is a tax cut for the middle class.”

This is a tax increase for those who earn $50,000 or less, and many of those are the same people who will lose healthcare.

  • “Giving corporate giants money back will allow them to invest in more jobs.”

In fact, CEO’s have stated they will NOT create jobs or use their extra money for anything other than personal enrichment.

Someone (Mitch) hasn’t gotten the memo that Americans want to keep ACA—

“This bill will effectively repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate tax so that we can provide even more tax relief to low- and middle-income families,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell—

This is a tax cut for the people who need it the least, the wealthiest 1% who already possess 38% of the nations wealth, and a healthcare repeal for the poor and middle class, wrapped up in 1 big shitty bill.

“I know the House is going to pass this bill. I’m one of those people who believes failure is not an option.” ~ House GOP Whip Steve Steve Scalise

Since we are discussing taxes, I would like to point out, while Trump and his people don’t want to contribute their own tax dollars, they have no problem spending other, poorer people’s money.

  • Taxpayers are funding Donald Trump’s legal defense for lawsuits against his private businesses, paying for at least 10 DOJ lawyers and paralegals.
  • Mike Pence spent over $14,000 in tax dollars on local police on his staged NFL stunt, during which he dramatically left the Indianapolis stadium in disgust when football players kneeled during the national anthem. The total cost for Pence to fly from Las Vegas, to Indianapolis for the game, $242,500 and that was all for less than 1 minute’s entertainment made on behalf of Donald Trump, and paid for by you and me.
  • We all remember Steve Mnuchin and his latest and most evil trophy wife flying around chasing the eclipse on our tax dollar.

Our money and our health mean nothing to the people “we” (Putin) voted into office to represent us. It’s time to let them know we do not approve.

To acquire contact numbers for your specific members of Congress—

https://www.callmycongress.com/

Or Call Congress with one number: 1-844-USA-0234

CALL ALL Senators today at: (202) 224 – 3121

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The Most Stupid Trump

Was yesterday’s top story—

None of the above. The top story yesterday was Donald Trump Junior’s stupidity, in every news outlet from the Washington Post, to CNN, to Seth Meyers, who basically proclaimed Eric Trump has been redeemed by his brothers stupidity.

Trump Junior’s tweets almost make me feel sorry for him, except that he’s such a spoiled brat that I don’t.

He told people to go out and vote one day after the most recent election.

He has tweeted copies of self incriminating emails, as if by announcing his treasonous behavior before the press does it will be less illegal— “If it’s what you say, I️ love it!” That was from his— let’s set up a meeting with Russians to conspire against Hillary Clinton— a few weeks ago.

The second stupidly self incriminating email he posted on twitter was proof of his connection to Wikileaks, which is tied to Russia.It looked as if Junior was secure in his position, until late last night, when he was forced to concede to daddy Trump.

With last night’s tweet junior had no choice but to pass the clown nose to his dad. Trump tweeted condolences, again offering his blessings to the victims of gun violence, but the needle on the turntable that is his brain stuck on Texas… that was 10 days ago, this latest mass shooting took place in California.

Yes, they “has arrived.” Hopefully, “FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived” in California, where the mass shooting was yesterday, and not in Texas, the location of the mass shooting ten days ago. >The definition of stupid—lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; dull, characterized by or proceeding from mental dullness; foolish; senseless: pick a Trump

Judging Alabama

Dear People of Alabama,

A recent poll taken by Winthrop University found, among white Americans living in the South, nearly half feel as if they’re under attack. I can see how fighting the “bubba” stereotype would be difficult.

Admittedly, with the knowledge that 30 people have corroborated allegations regarding a GOP Senate nominee, Roy Moore, having molested at least five teenagers, including a 14 year old CHILD, yet he maintains support of 55% according to an Emerson College survey taken after these allegations were made public… I hear banjo music. I’m sorry.

Best wishes in your future success fighting the cliché in future.

Lydia Libtard

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/riff/”>Riff</a&gt;

Wen Youre Name is Donald Trump

Wen youre name is Donald Trump you donut no how to spell?

Their, there, they’re- all work the same. And Your losers I can tel%

Geography is hard twoo — Gina; TieOne: Phillippines?

I avoid the US because Bob Mueller has subpoenes 

Middle East don’t care countries like the one we’re I am now

Hope Hicks my special ‘friend’. Travels with Milana ? Butt how

Shea’s happee to be rid of me–and she Putin her time

Besides I sed at 35 a woman’s past her prime

Periods and question marks and commas and ellipsis

I looked directly at the sun to learned what an eclipse is

My Nazi dad bought my degree from a school called Wharton 

They don’t like too mention it but theiy were pade a fortune

Speecking supremasists, herd the evangelical threats 

Of violence when I am impeeched…are we all Christian yet?

Weire led by pedophiles and swindlers and racists to boot

My religion requires tikis and a nazi salute

I love to body shame although it shows Eye have no class

I donut realize I have a glowing orange fat ass

American majority you are “haters and fools”

Eye insult US intel…because Putin says hees cool

It’s SAD! All the dicktaters do knot think I am thare frend 

Thay never liked Hillary. That’s whare arguments all end’

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