As I sit here in my home office writing computer code in my pajamas, I am comfortable and content. Outside my front door is a paper shopping bag full of just harvested tomatoes, kale, strawberries, eggs, carrots, apples and other delicious stuff. Satisfying, healthy meals are just waiting for me; literally, a few steps away.
In the background, the news in on. Some blah blah blah about slashing federal budgets, killing healthcare to fuel a tax cut for billionaires, lefty-stuff, righty-stuff....I don't hear a single word about us - we the people...
Then I remember Erika and her hard working patriotic parents, family and friends. Patriotic Americans of every color worried about their next meal because of cronyism and politicians that have never skipped a meal or a handout from a lobbyist or PAC..
"Ok," I mutter,"That's all the we the people I need."
They are scientists, grade school teachers, military personnel past AND present, workers, entrepreneurs, students. And some of them, no matter how they pinch pennies, clip coupons and work within the rules, are often hungry or face impossible decisions .
That's bullshit - truly 3'rd world kind of crap.
It's time to do something.