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Public Servants Should Work for Us

A Christmas Carol tells the classic tale of Scrooge, the miserly landlord whose cold heart and thirst for riches brings suffering to those less fortunate around him, until the ghosts of Christmas’ past, present and future show him the error of his ways. A cautionary tale, Scrooge is synonymous with uncaring greed, and yet if we look around America in 2019, we find those in power make Scrooge look like a veritable philanthropist. Clearly, we have gone astray. So, let’s look at three questions to see if the American people still believe in the generosity of spirit exemplified in tales like A Christmas Carol, or if our leaders’ miserly nature is a true reflection of American values today.

We need to take back our government from wealthy special interests and make sure it works for all Americans. Government at its best should ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to get ahead in life and has access to affordable health care, good schools, and a secure retirement. Government should work for everyone, not just the rich and powerful.

Agree: 77% We need an economy that works for all. Too many families today are living paycheck-to-paycheck and face high costs for things like housing, education, and health care. Government should focus first and foremost on helping families afford the basics and providing economic security and opportunity for everyone.

Agree: 72% The question we really need to answer is not whether government is too big or too small but rather, “Who does the government work for and benefit?” Does it benefit working people, or does it benefit the wealthy? America will be much stronger and more cohesive when we ensure that our government works for all of us and not just the richest few.

Agree: 78%

Our leaders hearts and minds might be a few sizes too small, but the American people know the importance of generosity and caring for those in need. Our government should be representing the values of the American people and not a miserly few whose greed has blinded them to the very purpose of a representative democracy! We know that these politicians often don’t come to this cold-hearted behavior on their own, they are bought off by powerful and amoral businesses, and special interest groups. If we are to bring democratic representation back to America and make a government by, of and for all of us, not just the wealthy few, it will take a broad and enduring movement of people, demanding change and putting pressure on the powerful. We must do this for the sake of not just ourselves but all future generations! Join us every Tuesday, in growing solidarity and power until we take back our democracy from amoral special interests, and greedy politicians: Don't Shop on Tuesdays!  ________________________________________________ Let friends and families, let them know about this growing movement, and how they can help us take back our democracy if they Don't Shop on Tuesdays!  Send their email address to boycottforourdemocracy@gmail.com

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