Gosh, thanks so much
This is a thank-you note, of sorts, to “The Base” and to the Republican members of both houses of Congress. Thank you for the fear most Americans who remember the Cold War are feeling now. Thanks from your parents who are likely to lose their Medicare when they most need it. (Sorry about the cancer, Pop.) Thanks from grandma who fears the loss of the Social Security check on which she depends. (Cat food is an excellent source of protein, MeeMaw.) Thanks from the millionaire tax-cut beneficiaries. (How about a beach house in Saint-Tropez, Hon?)
Thanks from millions of innocent DACA kids whose lives will be hanging in the wind. Thanks from the U.S. taxpayers who will be footing the bill for an utterly useless wall. (Wait; wasn’t Mexico supposed to pay for this?) Thanks from people with mental illnesses and serious disabilities whose Medicaid may disappear, rendering their lives unbearable. Thanks from the corporate execs and donors for political favors and obscene bonus checks. Thanks from the wildlife who’ll disappear when we open up huge areas to mineral extraction and sell off big chunks of our national park land to Fizzy Cola. Thanks from our allies who mourn because a real president is gone.
But most of all, thank you from Planet Earth. (Hey, she had a good run.)
For those of you who supported you-know-who, look up the word “complicit” in a dictionary and think about it. Really think about it. Sorry, guys, but you own this one.
LINDA A. FARRELL