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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 06:25 PM

14. This. This is what it's all about. People's everyday lives.

They wake up, get the kids ready for school, get dressed, everybody commutes to work or daycare or school, everybody spends the day working or learnin', everybody gets home in the evening and Mom or Dad rustles something to eat for everyone, hopefully there's some time to watch tv, do the dishes, and go to bed....to do it all again tomorrow.

Mom is underpaid, one of the kids is being bullied, the public school isn't as good as it used to be, Dad may get laid off and has hurt his leg, they don't have squat saved for their senior years, Mom's worried about her mother getting senile.

What they care about is health care, wages, daycare, the public school system, whether there's a park nearby for the family to enjoy without having to spend money or go too far, that utilities don't cost too much, that taxes don't go up, the cost of groceries and household items, that someone's looking out for smog in the air and this climate thing they hear about, public transportation.

What they want to know is...who cares about ordinary Americans like us? Who has our concerns in their thoughts when they pass bills? Who's looking out for us? We work hard, we're productive citizens, we vote. We may not be rich, but we are middle America. We count. Who will protect Social Security for us? Medicare? Our meager retirement accounts? Healthcare? Who will care that our kids deserve a good education if they work hard, even though we're not rich?

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