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The GOP Tax Plan Illustrated

Sometimes it can be difficult to get our heads around the massive injustice of the GOP tax plan. The numbers are staggering, and the sheer immorality of the Republican leaders is beyond comprehension.

The illustration above is an attempt to give a graphic picture of the reality of what’s going down. #BLOTUS and his Republican cohorts are desperate for a win, and they are obligated to pay back their mega donors. This tax bill will do both while most of us will suffer the consequences.

Every concerned/outraged citizen needs to contact their representatives and shout/scream “NO.” And we need to do it now.

just fix it

Fix it.:

Worry fixes nothing wrote Hemingway. Do you agree? I do.

Worry is nothing but another form of fear. And although a little fear isn’t necessarily a bad thing, we can never let if immobilize us. “Action is eloquence,” wrote Shakespeare, and again, experience has taught me that taking action cuts through any fear or worry.

When we see something that is wrong there’s no need to worry or fret about it. Let’s just fix it.

movers & shakers

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are moveable, and those that move. — Arabian Proverb

I don’t remember where I first came across this proverb, but it’s always stuck with me as a powerfully concise description of how society as a whole deals with issues of every size.

There are always those who are not even interested. They simply do not care about the issue. There are those that care enough to be interested, and maybe even concerned enough to learn about the issue. Then there are those few who care enough to actually find a way to impact the issue.

Ending hunger in our lifetime requires that third class of people.  We need movers and shakers.

Those of us who care enough to act have to do what we can on behalf of the hungry. We need to actually move.

It’s not enough to know about hunger and poverty. We have to take that knowledge and use on behalf of those most in need. We need more movers.

So, the questions I leave with you this morning are simple ones. The proverb states there are three classes of people.

When it comes to ending hunger in our lifetime, what class are you?

Do you even care? Do you care enough to be interested and maybe even moved? Do you care enough to be a mover and a shaker, one of the class of people that will help change the world forever?