We have an obsession with “more” in this country.
More tests for kids equals higher achievement scores.
More money means happier people.
More technology means more time and connections with people.
More access to guns means safer communities.
How about more parenting and discipline classes for people expecting babies?
How about more time to play and socialize in schools?
How about more healthy food choices at fast food restaurants? And books for the ‘prize’ in those happy meals, instead of more of those chintzy toys.
How about more books and music and arts in the lives of our children?
How about more affordable college educations for our young adults?
How about more affordable loans for those wanting to start a second career, buy a home, or start a business?
How about more financial programs for students so they learn how to budget and save for the future?
How about more programs and laws that support equality for everyone—black, white, gay, straight, rich, or poor?
How about more social programs for families experiencing difficulties with mental illness, drugs, or addictions?
How about more programs to help the elderly stay in their homes and get the medical care they need when living on a fixed income?
How about jobs that people can depend on?
How about insurance programs that work for all incomes?
How about more for people and families in this country instead of less?