All of these adds up to the middle class picking up these expenses on their own, so the wealthy become wealthier. Now the Republican party is targeting Social Security, including Medicare, money that has been collected on the understanding that it belongs to those of us paying social security, not the government like a normal tax.
Unfortunately, there are too many Christians who are too loud about judging other people based on their own morals. While these Christians argue that this is Biblical law (while criticizing laws based on the works of other religions like Shariah law), it is often just interpretation.
The talks leading to this treaty did not include nor was in endorsed by the Afghanistan government continuing a three-year trend we had already seen in this administration wherein talks with our enemies are favored over allies.
To be fair, I have good friends who like this turn of events, and while I fear the worst, I hope they’re right. I hope it does not turn out to be nearly as toxic as I fear it will be, but I also hoped that this president would not be as bad as I feared, but he turned out to be worse.
Don’t be brainwashed by those who vilify words. Look at what the candidates have done historically, what they are saying on the campaign trail, and their character.
To “defund the police” doesn’t mean to dismantle the police (yes, I’m aware there have been a few people who have called for that as well, but they’re a very small group). What it means is funding social programs and taking those things off of the plates of the police department which, in turn, means the police won’t need that in their budgets any longer.
I’m a male Caucasian baby-boomer and I voted.
My mother used to say, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Wise words, words of restraint. Anger begets anger; when you belittle people, when you show them anger, they are more likely to become mirrors to reflect their negativity back
In my opinion, one of the great flaws of people, or at the very least Americans, is the arrogance we tend to have in what we believe to be true without ever verifying our “knowledge”.
when they announced today (as of the writing of this post) that the President contracted Covid-19, my response was not to celebrate. I wish them a speedy recovery and will not rejoice in their suffering, and yet, neither will I feel sorry