Better Off Now

Jeff Gates2018-07-17

Chamomile Tea Party

Chamomile Tea Party
Washington, DC, United States

In July 2018, House Republicans published a polished video extolling the progress the GOP has made in making Americans' lives better. They said, <em>"Republican policies are helping improve people’s lives and making it easier for families to get ahead, with a renewed sense of confidence for the future. America is stronger at home and abroad, with a booming economy, safer communities, and a stronger military."</em>

This slick propaganda contradicts citizens' reality. Instead, the GOP has passed a tax cut for the rich, while raising the debt to be repaid by our children and grandchildren. Worse, they said it would help the middle class. They refuse to acknowledge the dangers of climate change and have lowered pollution standards throughout the country. Every month there is legislation or executive orders meant to weaken the Affordable Care Act. People's health coverage is at risk. And, finally, they have only offered their "thoughts and prayers" whenever there is a gun massacre. I wouldn't call that bettering Americans' lives.

How long will we have to hold our breath to get a government that puts its citizens before politicians' ambition?

Just let that sink in.

The posters in this series reflect the conflicts the American political system has been experiencing during the turbulent period between 2010-2018. They are meant to encourage an exploration and a dialogue about the cultural minefield we now find ourselves in.


  • Title: Better Off Now
  • Creator: Jeff Gates
  • Date Created: 2018-07-17
  • Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

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