HR 1: For the People Act of 2019 – Hold the Cheers

HR 1: For the People Act of 2019 – Hold the Cheers

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

HR 1 is 571 pages of Orwellian fake populism, fake democracy in action, fake-anti-corruption efforts, fake getting money out of politics, fake strengthening of enfranchisement, and fake upholding of ethical standards entirely absent in Washington. 

It’s also about Trump bashing for the wrong reasons. It’s more evidence of why both sides of the aisle can never be trusted. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared the measure dead on arrival.

The measure is all hype and deception, the illusion of high-mindedness, polar opposite governance the way it should be.

Both right wings of US duopoly rule abhor and reject fulfilling  what matters most to ordinary Americans. Their actions show where they stand. 

High-mindedness isn’t one of their attributes, especially by party leadership and majority in Congress going along with them – bought and paid for by powerful interests controlling their agenda, the way Washington works.

US governance is all about serving privileged interests exclusively, rule of, by, and for Wall Street, other corporate predators, and the imperial state.

Undemocratic Dems are as anti-peace, equity and justice for all as Republicans. They just pretend to be different. Washington’s war party and money party run things. They’re two sides of the same coin. Their actions speak for themselves.

HR 1’s claims about “expand(ing) America’s access to the ballot box, reduc(ing) influence of big money in politics, and strengthen(ing) ethics rules for public servants” are polar opposite the hardline agendas of both sides of the aisle.

Their agenda is pro-endless wars, pro-business, anti-peace, equity and justice, anti-rule of law principles, anti-what democratic governance is supposed to be all about.

It’s why most enfranchised Americans boycott so-called elections when held. Voting is a waste of time. Names and faces change. Everything mattering most stays the same. Dirty business as usual always wins.

US governance abandoned ordinary people everywhere long ago. Improved election access for Americans is meaningless with no one empowered to serve their interests.

Monied and deep state interests run things. Republicans and Dems serve them exclusively, ignoring the rule of law, rejecting the general welfare, and cracking down hard on nonbelievers.

Farcical US elections change nothing, things worsening over time, not improving. One-party rule shuts out independents. Media support what demands condemnation.

Secrecy and back room deals substitute for a free, fair and open process. Americans have no say over how they’re governed.

HR 1 is pure subterfuge, the status quo on things mattering most left unchanged, undemocratic Dems pretending otherwise.

They’re part of the problem, not the solution to how government should work – for everyone in America equitably, not just the privileged few, the core issue HR 1 failed to address.

The measure is not what democracy looks like, far from it!

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