In the wake of the disaster of Puerto Rico what will happen to states with large Hispanic populations or that voted for Hillary?
I am from New Mexico, a minority-majority state. We are a state that ICE is targeting and one whose Governor, a Hispanic-REPUBLICAN-WOMAN has rejected almost everything Trump says.
We are also a state that, like California, has a lot of fires. We are lucky in that we do not have many natural disasters but what if we do? Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are our two Democratic Senators, and Michelle Lujan Grisham, the leader of the Hispanic caucus is my MOC, along with Ben Ray Lujan who runs the DCCC. We have that jerk Steve Pearce, but he is the ONLY federal republican we have in Congress. We are one of many states that the GOP and Trump’s plans will be affected the most.
So is there any doubt that if push comes to shove Trump would do anything for us if in need? Is it time for states to become self-sufficient (oh Rand Paul’s wet dream) when it comes to what we get from the government? That maybe tax reform is a good thing, that maybe when they cut taxes, they get raised in states that know that the executive branch doesn’t give a shit about us.
We are not the only ones who will be affected by climate change and natural disasters, of course, California, Oregon, Hawaii, and Washington will always be vulnerable to nature’s wrath. I lived in the bay area when Fukushima happened, and we got a tsunami. Look at Massachusets, Vermont, Connecticut, etc. If something happens, I have no doubt that a tweet is all we get, because I’m pretty sure that is all the empathy that trump can fake.
Just a thought, but after Ronald Reagan was shot, he went on his crusade and passed the Brady bill which banned assault weapons. No longer on the books. We can’t know if- any mass shooting could have been prevented if we passed reasonable gun control laws but when it comes to campaign donations the NRA might as well have a seat in congress. No matter if Republicans get shot playing baseball or acts of domestic terrorism is responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in American history. With the advent of Twitter, we can get the fake sympathy from those who have stripped almost every single regulation on gun ownership off the books. Those who in the coming days, will move on, and likely the American people will too because we have a mass shooting almost every single day of the year.
We don’t have a president that will cry over children being shot down while in their own elementary school. We don’t have a president who will sing, or even attend the funerals. We might as well get used to the fact that we have a sociopathic idiot as commander in chief — but you know, there was no difference between the two and what about her emails!?!?!?!
Right now, I hope a lot of people are thinking, damn I should have voted for her. Because none of us know what comes to us next and when the federal government will fail us. We barely missed having our healthcare taken away. It’s been 10 months in office. I’m not optimistic
Sorry for the political post but I just needed to say this.