'cuz someone needs to keep track:
1) The largest debt in the history of the republic
2) The highest petroleum prices in the history of the republic (we should have KNOWN to buy oil stocks in 2000!)
3) The lowest value of the dollar in the history of our union
4) The largest profits for any corporation in the history of the nation, and that by an oil company, 2 years successively--Exxon-Mobil (I'll be kicking myself for years for not buying oil stocks!)
5) An arbitrary war that is costing us American lives
6) The same arbitrary war that was AGAINST INTERNATIONAL LAW, since we attacked another sovereign nation (why isn't this emphasized?)
7) No end in sight for this same costly war--and costly in terms of lives, first, and money and materiel second
8) A horribly divided nation because he--W--and his ilk pits "us" vs. "them" in all aspects of his career (with such little imagination, it's always "us vs. them", black vs. white, good vs. evil, Republicans vs. Democrats, Conservatives vs. Liberals, "believers" vs. non-believers, America vs. everyone not "with" us, etc.)
9) A government that is, clearly, pitted against the little guy--against the "man on the street" and solidly, four-square for the corporations and the moneyed. I didn't think I'd ever see that. Not this blatant.
10) Tax relief that has been shown to be for the wealthy amidst all this war and debt (really, there is just no shame).
11) An Environmental Protection Agency that doesn't protect the environment--or the nation's citizens--but corporations, instead
12) A Consumer Product Safety Commission that also doesn't protect consumers but--again--protects corporations and their possible profits, instead.
There's more he's done to us--done to our country--but these are the most egregious. We'll be paying for this clown for decades to come.
I can hardly wait until January 19 of next year. In these last months, we have to be aware of what he'll try to get passed in Congress, to further benefit large corporations and, consequently, hurting "the little guy".
Heaven help us.
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