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Politicub

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Member since: 2003 before July 6th
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I'm always on the lookout to connect with like-minded people, learn new things and debate the issues. I enjoy indoor gardening, traveling, going to the theater, reading and cooking. My great grandmother instilled in me a love for democratic politics. She lived through the great depression and talked about how essential FDR was in rescuing our country from the brink. My pronouns are he and his; I use they, them and their in posts when I refer to others when I do not know their gender.

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Paycheck to Paycheck - the cruelty of the GOP

We just watched the documentary Paycheck to Paycheck. The cruelty of anyone who will take assistance and foodstamps while denying Medicaid coverage to a single mom with three kids is staggering.

The documentary follows a mom who went to school to become a CNA, and now works full time at a nursing home. She literally lives paycheck to paycheck without any hope of escaping poverty.

She is young but looks many years beyond her age. She wears fatigue and depression on her face. Pictures of her as a young bride, with a smile and radiance, show a stark contrast from a few short years ago to now.

It was hard for me to watch. We can't allow ourselves to avert our gaze from the poverty and suffering that are all around us. This mom's story broke me heart.

It fills me with rage that the GOP, conservatives, and those who enable them can be so cruel that they want to take food from the mouths of children. Conservative governors deny the poor Medicaid because of ideology. They want to keep people sick and deny treatment to those with disease.

It's as if nearly half of our country is made of sociopaths who enjoy inflicting pain and misery.

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