I’m sure you notice that when I speak of Trump supporters, I don’t label them “Americans.” That’s because they are not. Large corporations, the super-rich, and his cult which shares his beliefs in white supremacy, Islamophobia, homophobia, and sexism, do not support the Constitution or the American people. They are capitalists and bigots.
Yesterday we began a new year and a new decade. The big pharmaceutical companies celebrated by raising the prices of prescription drugs. Once again, the majority, millions of whom continue to have less than adequate healthcare, will be paying for the luxurious lives of the one percent, and right-wing politicians who are owned by lobbyists working for big business.
Prices on more than 200 drugs will be increased by less than 10 percent initially. More price increases are expected to follow in the coming months.
The truth is that big pharma, which has raped Americans for decades, is betting on Trump’s reelection. They are also confident that Moscow Mitch McConnell will win a disastrous seventh term next November. He is the ‘poster boy’ for congressional term limits.
The truth is that our nation’s future, the lives of 330 million people, is in the hands of voters. We have a choice; allow the right-wing to continue its failed policies and destroy the America of our founding fathers, or vote for candidates who will serve you and those you love. It’s up to you; you have the power, the weapons to take back your country from the ten percent of Americans who control more than 90 percent of our nation’s wealth. You can vote. Trump’s America is not my America; and I don’t believe it is yours.
“The Truth Lives Here”
Op-ed by James Turnage
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