For the most part, we have already tried all of the conservative policies, and they sucked so we changed them. We’ve already tried having abortion and birth control be illegal. Wire hangers and unwanted children galore. Dirty Dancing is a cautionary tale from Penny’s perspective.
We’ve already tried voter suppression. It caused voter fucking suppression!
We’ve already tried trickle-down economics. Guess who it benefitted, and guess who it hurt.
We’ve already tried LGBTQ discrimination. A research study recently came out saying that since same-sex marriage became legal, teen suicide rates have fallen. Funny how that works-when we have laws accepting people for who they are, they don’t grow up fucking miserable.
We’ve already tried unequal pay. According to the National Women’s Law Center, in 2015, 36.5% of families headed by single mothers lived in poverty, and 56.2% of all poor children lived in female-headed families. If we have equal pay, all of these women and families will have more income and rely less on public benefits. Raising the minimum wage will also help a lot here. Math.
We’ve already tried no environmental regulations. We needed commercials begging people to not pollute. Also, Flint still doesn’t have clean drinking water.
We’ve already tried no unions or labor laws. Hello Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, child labor, and no weekends.
We’ve already tried not having safety nets for low-income people or people with disabilities. Remember the Great Depression? We put these safety nets in place to prevent it from happening again. STOP TRYING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN AGAIN!
We’ve already tried not having the Affordable Care Act. People died or went bankrupt paying for their care. PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS ARGH!
We’ve already tried lax gun laws. Just look at the rates of gun violence in the U.S. compared to any other developed country. #icant
We’ve already tried discrimination based on race and religion. Do I even have to?
Are these the good old days they keep talking about? So, until conservatives can come up with any policies we haven’t already tried and rejected, can they please STFU and stop trying to pull the rest of the country backwards?!?!