Thursday, November 06, 2014

I don't like to be a pessimist but I really think that we are so screwed

Over half the registered voters stayed home this year. Maybe it wouldn't have made a difference. But now we must brace ourselves for the assumption of power of our Republican overlords.  The party of Nope & Fear.
I predict:
  1. More restrictions on abortion. Fewer clinics, and more arbitrary hoops for women to try and jump through. 
  2. Less access to birth control. More business choice to not offer coverage, more pharmacists thinking it's their job to rule on the choices of their customers.
  3. More attacks on public education and more money shifted to charter schools, so the FOTGs [Friends Of The Gops]  can make more money off them, with little or no accountability.
  4. More guns. More Open Carry and Hidden Carry laws, and roll backs of those few gun control measures already in place. 
  5. Attempted roll backs of business regulations. Fewer safety measures, working condition rules, overtime rules, minimum wage gains.  
  6. More freedom for the finance industry to try and create the next big bubble and crash. 
  7. More "Freedom of Religion" that actually works out to be less freedom from religion for those of us who prefer logic and reason to blind faith and obedience.

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