Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Presidential nominee Willard Mitt Romney’s decided to mock President Obama at a recent campaign appearance, “he (President Obama) wants another stimulus, he wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”
So, when exactly did teachers, police and firefighters become the enemy?
When did the Republican Party decide they were the banes of civil society?
These so-called “enemies” are primary and essential to society and to our day-to-day lives.
We give our children to teachers seven hours every day, expecting them to teach our children so they will become contributing members of our society.
We depend on police and firefighters to keep us safe.
And yet we have politicians campaigning on and voting to cut their pay and benefits.
Truth (which most conservatives don’t like to face) is we need professional teachers who love their jobs and don’t have to get a second job to make ends meet.
We want our police and firefighters to know they’re appreciated every time they put their lives on the line for us.
How soon will it be before veterans are also thrown onto the GOTP’s most wanted list? Oh wait, they’re already there; every cut to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security affects those who have defended our country, from Iwo Jima, to Pork Chop Hill, Saigon, Baghdad and Kabul. You see many veterans survive off those benefits, but conservatives from Paul Ryan to Willard Mitt Romney don’t care; they’re wealthy, they never served and they don’t care.