We supposedly have a representative form of government, carrying out the will of the people. Nearly 90% of Americans are in favor of increased background checks and prohibiting terrorists from buying guns. But I guess 90% isn’t representative enough for Republicans. This being the result of votes on 4 gun control measures in the U.S. Senate last night.
Little Marco Rubio’s vote cost the NRA $4,950.00. That’s right, Rubio sold his vote to the NRA for just under $5,000. That’s the contribution he got from the NRA in campaign contributions.
Let’s do some math, shall we? Let’s take Marco’s price tag for his vote, $4,950.00, and let’s divide it by 49. In case you don’t know the importance of that number, it’s the number killed in the Orlando Massacre by a person known to the FBI to have made terrorist threats, but who was still able to buy a high-powered, high-capacity, rapid-firing military grade weapon, and tons of ammunition…legally. And the result of that calculation? $101.02.
That’s one-hundred and one dollars and two cents. So that means that Little Marco values an LGBT life at less than $101.02.
It could be even worse. Let’s do the same calculation using 102. That would be the total number killed and wounded (nearly killed). That works to $48.53 per LGBT life. So, that’s what you are worth to Marco Rubio. About $50.
I can’t decide whether I’m more angry at how little value he places on the lives of LGBT people, or how fucking cheap he was to buy off.
As a side note, since I hail from North Carolina, at least Richard Burr places a higher value on his vote. Burr has received $805,219.00 for his vote. Thom Tillis got over $4M. See the entire list here>>