Child marriages. Child labor. Lynchings.
Republicans have a plan to take America backwards. The Republican plan borrows from the fascist playbook that steal resources and freedoms from Americans to enrich corporate GOP donors richer.
Cut social benefits: Cut Medicaid and social security, close libraries
Boost corporate profits: lower pollution controls, Child labor, convict labor
Deny women their rights: ban abortions, abortion vigilantes, child marriages
Violence: More guns, lynchings
Fascist push programs favoring the wealthy
The economic programs of the great majority of fascist movements were extremely conservative, favoring the wealthy far more than the middle class and the working class. Their talk of national “socialism” was quite fraudulent in this respect.
Although some workers were duped by it before the fascists came to power, most remained loyal to the traditional antifascist parties of the left. “Property and income distribution and the traditional class structure remained roughly the same under fascist rule. What changes there were favored the old elites or certain segments of the party leadership.” Historian Roger Eatwell concurred: “If a revolution is understood to mean a significant shift in class relations, including a redistribution of income and wealth, there was no Nazi revolution.” - Brittanica
Fascists lower standard of living and lower wages
Mussolini cut taxes on business, permitted cartel growth, decreed wage reduction, and rescinded the eight-hour-workday law. Between 1928 and 1932 real wages in Italy dropped by almost half. Mussolini admitted that the standard of living had fallen.
Hitler abolished all free trade unions in Germany, and his minister of labour, Robert Ley, later declared that it was necessary “to restore absolute leadership to the natural leader of the factory, that is, the employer.”- Brittanica
Republican policies follow the same fascist playbook.
Child labor - Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed a law this week rolling back requirements that the state verify the ages of workers under 16 and provide them with work certificates permitting them to work. Effectively, the new law signed by the Republican governor applies to those who are 14 and 15 years old.
Shock as Tennessee Republican suggests lynching-style hangings as execution method - A Tennessee legislator has apologised after suggesting hanging people from trees as a potential method for state executions, in comments interpreted by some as a call to state-sanctioned lynchings.
Child marriages - Sen. Mike Moon reiterates support for 12-year-old's right to marry in Missouri
TakeAway: Fight the Republican fascist agenda that takes America backwards.
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