My wife gave birth to our son Benjamin on December 24. That probably means I’ll be cutting back on posting in the coming year. I do want to do a couple things, though: namely raise a lot of money and keep reminding everyone what a disaster the Republican tax scam bill is. The single most important thing any of us can do for our children, beyond being good parents, is to put the country in the hands of the Democratic party. Here’s a one minute summary of Republicans’ plans for the country.
I haven’t been paying much attention to politics the last week or so, obviously. But when I was driving home from the doctor’s the other day, just listening to my usual jazz station, the three-minute news update came on and the whole damn thing was about people in the area lining up outside town clerks’ offices to try to prepay their local taxes before the Republican tax scam kicks in and takes away the local tax deduction. So, yeah, I think people in New York State (and probably in high-end suburbs everywhere in the country) are pretty fucking pissed.
Anywho, people sometimes wonder, is giving money to candidates and political parties a good way to spend their dollars? Well, I’ll tell you, our Galtian overlords spent maybe billion-and-a-half on the last election, and they got a trillion-and-a-half back. That’s a thousand-fold return. I can’t speak for everywhere but in my area people like me are probably getting about a 3K a year tax hike from this piece of shit. We can keep paying that vig forever or we can fork over the money it takes to get Democrats in to repeal this thing, and also too save the fucking country from ruin.
I’d say give til it hurts, but, honestly, give til it helps. Do it for Benjamin.
Here’s the Balloon Juice House fund (cut equally between Democratic nominees in every district currently held by Republicans). I just upped the goal on this sucker to 25K. Let’s try to hit 20K by the New Year.
And here’s the fund for Conor Lamb, a great Democratic candidate who’s running in the House special in March (for a pretty red district in PA).