GOP attacked the wrong things:
- Citizens love PBS.
- Citizens believe in Planned Parenthood.
- Senior Citizens depend upon Medicare.
- Everyone want clean air and water because our lives depend upon it.
- Citizens don’t want more fossil fuel and enjoy seeing mountain tops.
- Citizens don’t want the Chesapeake Bay to continue to become a cesspool.
So, what were they thinking?
They wanted to target some things where spending can be reduced because the outcomes are not so valuable and for which there is little or no return on cost. For all of these things, they missed the target.
Because the targets that they selected were more ideological than business like. They put themselves in the position of undermining their credibility and appearing arrogant and callous instead.
The reason for this has to do with the character of the individual representatives, and the character of the gerrymandered communities in which they live. One must keep an eye on Districts that produce such inferior products because that undermines the quality of our government.
Some political districts need to be put on a watch list.
There is a story today in the Washington Post titled: “Amid four national crises, many of GOP’s goals after retaking House have been ignored.”
“The House GOP also wanted to take away funding for PBS. And Planned Parenthood. They wanted to change the future of Medicare. They voted to roll back EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. And of mountaintop-removal mining. And of the Chesapeake Bay.”