Huffington Post: GOP Begins Assault on Elderly, Poor, Disabled, Math, and Reason

Richard Zombeck

The 114th Congress was sworn in on Tuesday, opening the flood gates to legislation that will potentially damage the economy, hurt the middle class and the poor, and leave the retired Americans in the worst financial shape they’ve been in for years. After six years as a sleeper cell, the GOP is gunning for the American people — the one thing they hate more than facts.

In last week’s piece, “The 2015 GOP Clown Car: Bigger, Meaner, and More Dangerous Than Ever,” I ended my post with:

“It’s a new year though and the clown car about to be sworn in next week is bigger than ever with a majority in both the Senate and the House. A car full of gun loving, poor hating, veteran screwing, climate change denying, Wall Street deregulating, health care repealing, and wealthy old white man loving clowns.”

 
 

I speculated that the GOP’s plans for the coming year would include further repeals of Dodd-Frank, cutting and privatizing social security, cutting pensions, defunding Obamacare, eliminating food stamps, and more gifts and giveaways to the super-rich and corporations. I also joked about potential exhumations of Benghazi, IRS, and impeachment hearings.

That post got a lot of comments from right-wing nutters. Most of them insulting me and the article, with not one comment refuting the content of the article. Some even found the time to track down my personal email and write to me. One woman, apparently a Christian, wrote, “First off, I really hope someone comes and shoots or rapes you in your defenseless home and you live (sic), so you can learn a valuable life lesson.”

Continue reading here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-zombeck/gop-begins-assault-on-eld_b_6436640.html

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