La Cucaracha: Conservatives oppose increasing U.S. education because "this reduces the number of GOP voters."



A major advantage of having a Twitter pal like the wonderful Lalo Alcaraz (@LaloAlcaraz) is that he generously shares his work with us.

In his comic strip today, Lalo zeroed in on the usual Republican obstructionism and reluctance to do what's right for this country, as opposed to what's right only for their party, their cronies, and their wallets.

Of course, as he points out, the dumbing down of America benefits them, and that's all that really matters... to them.

Here’s today’s La Cucaracha:

la cucaracha pre school, GOP voters

Oh snap.

"This reduces the number of GOP voters." Or as I like to call them, Fox viewers.

  • They know that educated voters won't buy what they are selling, and can't be controlled or manipulated. Educated voters check the facts, don't believe either side until they check it for themselves. The blatant lies in the last election proves that they think the entire electorate are stupid. They continued to air the lies while they were being debunked two or three times. 
    Jeep moving to China lie, the "You didn't Build That" lie, the 716 Billion stolen from Medicare lie, the welfare work requirement lie. The GOP agenda, funded by the Koch brothers, wants an uneducated, unskilled, desperate work force that they can coerce and manipulate. Note the cuts to Education, Right to Work For Less, Union Busting, corporations coercing employees to vote for a certain candidate or lose their jobs.
    Their platform is poison, offers nothing but repeal to Americans. They don't relate or represent the working class on any level and continue to squeeze money out of social programs to give more tax breaks to their rich donors. They won't consider cutting Oil Subsidies, Farm Subsidies, Corporate loopholes which allow GE to pay NO taxes, Google, who earned 1 Billion dollars, to pay NO taxes, 40% of American companies pay NO taxes, loopholes which allow the rich to offshore their assets to avoid taxes, Capital Gains or Carried Interest which allow the rich to pay only 13 or 14% on income while we pay 20 to 30% and we sweat for our dollar, unnecessary foreign aid to countries which never use the money to improve the lives of their people, and finally our bloated defense budget (more than the next 12 countries combined). All this is waste, which can be cut to help promote job growth and reduce the deficit (12 Trillion of that by W). Instead they want to cut SS, Medicare, Planned Parenthood, Meals on Wheels, Pre School Programs, School food programs for the poor. They believe the poor, elderly and working class are bankrupting the nation, while they ignore real waste like two wars and 12 years of unnecessary tax breaks for the rich (which produced absolutely no jobs).
    Get smart America. Teachers are not the enemy, they are the ones who will prepare our children to compete in this World Economy. See our standings in the world with regard to education, income equality, upward mobility, quality of life, Health Care, College for free. We do not rank anywhere near the top.