As millions more Americans file for unemployment insurance (another 2.4 million nationally this past week alone, including another 45,788 of our fellow Virginians), what do Republicans want to do? That’s right, Republicans want to, essentially, tell unemployed Americans to DROP DEAD.
It’s appalling, of course, but it’s also not at all surprising coming from Republicans – the party of tax breaks and taxpayer-funded corporate welfare for the wealthy and for big corporations. The question, as always, is why would anyone who’s not a billionaire or a major corporate executive or whatever vote Republican? Is there anything there beyond “white identity politics,” grievance politics and “owning the libs?”