Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Christmas 2017 has come and gone, and, unfortunately, no Trump Family Indictments. Yet. But I will not be deterred. The crap spewing from Trump’s mouth continues to motivate me to #resist and #persist.

“You all just got a lot richer” proclaimed Trump proudly as he dined with his rich friends at Mar-a-Lago mere days before Christmas. He’d just come from signing the $1.5 TRILLION #GOPTaxScam that will give 83% of the financial benefits to the top 1% of wealthiest Americans–that FACT according to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center.

Now, that just makes me mad. Those rich Mar-a-Lago friends paid a one-time $200,000 initiation fee for the privilege of joining the gold-diggers club, a fee Trump doubled once he became President. Then Trump’s friends pay $14,000 annually to remain part of that elite club. They willingly and knowingly are putting money straight into the President’s pockets.

Are we to believe there will not be quid pro quo? Of course there is. Trump’s tax bill is directly rewarding them for their support. He’s buying their vote, believing that money trumps morality, and that money is power. It’s Wolf of Wall Street Gobbles Up Democracy and shits out morality with the help of the rich–and for the rich!

Ahh, “rich.” It’s a relative term and hard to define, to me, “rich” means a steady income of over $100,000/yearly, and you’ve made that consistently 10 or more years. That you own your home, have retirement saving, have money invested in the stock market. To me, “rich” is never having to wake-up at 2:00 a.m. and wonder how you’re going to pay next month’s rent, or if you can squeeze one more utility payment on a maxed-out credit card, or whether the local food bank will be open this week. “Rich” is wondering how many hundreds of thousands of dollars you’ve made in dividends and interest since Trump took office. “Rich” is never wondering how $18 a week trickled down to the average American worker isn’t enough to pay their electric bill, let alone provide financial “relief.” “Rich” is having no cares about money, theirs (the poor or average) or yours. You can afford it, “it” being anything your heart desires. You never worry about losing your home or going without a meal, and you don’t think about those that do. That’s “rich.”

Trump desperately wants you to believe the middle-class will get a tax cut, but by the time the trickery is done, anyone making under $75,000/yr will pay more in taxes. According to the U.S. Census, “the median household income in the United States is $56,516.” The “average middle-class worker” is going to get crushed! In comparison, anyone making $150,000/year is indeed rich.

Who will benefit most from the #goptaxscam? Large corporations, Trump himself, his family and his already rich toadies, including cabinet member, and members of Congress. Need a few numbers?

We don’t know for sure because PRESIDENT CONMAN still refuses to release his tax returns, BUT, from what we know, Trump will save about $15 million in taxes; Jared Kushner about $12 million. Betsy DeVos, Wilbur Ross, Steve Mnushit? Between $2-$5 million. I could go on and on.

But I won’t, not here, not tonight. I’m done with being mad. Now, I’m motivated. I’m activated, and I’m working my own 12 Days of Christmas promotion. I pledge here and now I will:

Register 12 new voters; Make 11 calls to Congress; Attend 10 peaceful marches and rallies; Sign 9 petitions; Give 8 gifts of charity; Get 7 pussy power hats and pass them out to my friends; Do 6 sessions of yoga as often as I can; and Hope and pray for 5 Trump family indictments. I’m lunching 4 times with my girlfriends; smoking 3 pre-rolled fatties, passing on 2 shots of tequila…and continue to promote my book—Douchebag Wisdom: a book for Dealing with Donald Trump.

What will YOU do?

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You’re a Mean One, Grinch Trump

You’re a mean one, Mr. Trump,
You really are quite rude,
You’ll pick a fight with anyone,
Your language is quite crude, Mr. Trump,
When you open your mouth to speak
You prove you are quite unglued.

You are a loser, Mr. Trump,
Your words contain nothing but lies,
You sit atop Trump Tower,
Plotting against those you despise, Mr. Trump,
Your need for adoration and revenge,
Will surely lead to your demise.

You are a liar, Mr. Trump,
You blame your staff, the Congress, fake news,
You speak nonsensical sentences
With the intent to abuse and accuse, Mr. Trump,
But thanks to the REAL news,
You have educated and informed voters you cannot confuse.

You are a Douchebag, Mr. Trump,
Seeing and hearing you makes us gag,
You bullied your way to the White House,
Made promises that were vague, Mr. Trump,
The 3 words that best describe you are,
Using your own words: disappointing, terrible, and sad.

(Excerpt from Chapter 10, Grinch Trump, Douchebag Wisdom: Dealing with Donald Trump)

Here we are, the week before Christmas, and I’ve all but given up hope on Trump and the GOP. Trump says he’s giving Americans a “giant tax cut for Christmas.” In reality, this #GOPTaxScam gives tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans and corporations AT THE EXPENSE of middle-class Americans. Trump, himself, will make out like a Russian authoritarian dictator. We don’t know for sure how much he and the Trump kids will make because Trump still refuses to release his taxes. He knows he can’t. They will prove he’s bought and paid-for by his BFF, Putin. Do you suppose our tax-payer dollars will also make their way into Putin’s pocket?

Perhaps Grinch Trump can still have a heart-opening moment. We can all hope and pray…but it doesn’t look good. Trump and his capitalist cronies are screwing over working-class Americans, the very ones he vowed to help. Tax breaks to corporations DO NOT and HAVE NOT ever trickled down to the working class. Merry friggin’ Christmas, Trump is not just handing out coal, Grinch Trump, the con-man, is SELLING us all “clean coal.” This tax cut—and his environmental policies–will cost us all dearly.

But there is something we can do. We can have our own heart-opening moment!

We can take care of each other and the people Trump’s policies are hurting. We can reach out to our family members who are hurting, our neighbors who are struggling, and the strangers we pass on the street who have real problems they are hiding. We can reach out, offer a comforting word, and share. Yes, share what we have; spare a dollar when we can. And always, an encouraging word.

We can #resist. We can call out the douchebaggery when we see it. We can fight this #GOPTaxScam. We can call our congressmen and women and demand they not siphon money from middle-class and poor pockets. We can relentlessly sign petitions and demand that Trump release his taxes.

And we can assemble and PEACEFULLY protest. We can call on every Who down in Whoville to stand up and be counted. We can rise. AND WE CAN VOTE!!

Gobble Gobble; Merry Merry; Happy Happy!

Lima Bravo
#loquaciouslima

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Butter…butt…BUT… #GOPTaxScam…Not So Fast!

There will be times when talking about Donald Trump is not appropriate—Thanksgiving Dinner—BUT, saying “please pass the butter” as a diversion from talking about the issues is only a temporary fix. We have huge issues that need to be discussed. We must speak to each other, and make a concerted effort to do so. Yes, “Please pass the butter” and keep the tone civil, but it’s also important to keep the dialog going. All you need is an issue.

And here’s a doozy: Scrooge Trump and the #goptaxscam will take money from the pockets of college students.

Money.com says, “The House bill eliminates several tax deductions and credits to pay for tax cuts and to simplify the tax code. It eliminates the student loan interest deduction as well as the tax exclusion for tuition reimbursement received from an employer.”

Millionaires and billionaires get tax breaks, and our college kids pay the price. One grad student, a Ph.D. student studying engineering at the University of California, said his tax liability will increase from $14,600 to $44,800, meaning, he’ll owe an additional $3600 in taxes.

Our future is at stake!

The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities said, “The current tax code,” meaning what has been in place prior to Trump, “helps reduce the cost of college for good reason — not just because a college education benefits individuals, but because it benefits society at large.” It is in the nation’s best interest to help students get an education. But Nooooo….

…instead Trump and the Republicans are ramming a TERRIBLE #goptaxbill down our throats and it is TERRIBLE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS!

Call your Senator and tell them to vote NO! 202 224-3121

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