“Good morning. In less than an hour, billionaires from my cabinet will join others from around the country in pushing for the American Health Care Act. And you Republican senators will launch the largest redistribution of wealth on our behalf in the history of this country.
‘This country.’ That phrase should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our desire to help the poor, the elderly, the sick anymore. We will be united in our apathy and outright disdain for the less fortunate.
Perhaps it’s fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution, but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live a life of luxury while the bottom 99% wallows in debt and disease. We are fighting for billionaires to exist, no matter how perversely unequal this country becomes.
And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day a small oligarchy of old rich white men and their pet Republican senators declared in one voice:
We will not go quietly into the night!
We will not vanish without a fight!
We’re going to figuratively live on while the poor literally dies!
Our wealth will survive!
Today we celebrate our AHCApendence Day!”