Do we care a whole awful lot? | New NY 23rd

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.— Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Do we care about the less fortunate among us? Will we be silent while benefits like food stamps are cut?

Do we care about seniors? Will we accept cuts to social security and medicare as necessary?

Will we accept the claim that low taxes for wealthy individuals and corporations benefit all?

Can we be unfair to immigrants and minorities? Must dreamers wait indefinitely while politicians wrangle?

Do we care about students? Should our system of education be oriented to our need for educated citizens or toward exploitation of students and families, social stratification, and private profit.

Do we care about the ballooning deficit only during a Democratic administration?

Are tariff wars a good thing if the President believes they are?

Should our priorities include military parades and border walls?

Will we accept disruption of government as a good thing?

Is it acceptable that government workers or former officials be punished for their political views or a spouse’s views?

Will we accept anything labeled conservative as good, no matter how mean-spirited, short-sighted, or radical?

Do we care about good government. Will we accept government corrupted by special interest money? Is a federal administration mired in criminal conspiracy acceptable?

Do we care about clean air? Will we be silent when automobile and power plant emission standards are scrapped?

Do we care about affordable health care? Will we accept the idea that no more health care is needed than one can afford?

Do we care about honest representation in Congress? Will we accept a representative whose priorities are self-interest, party interests, and special interests?

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