We are a Midwestern group of people that once belonged to the middle class of America. Most of us possess above-college level education. The prevailing conditions of the labor market, layoffs, downsizing, etc., forced us into taking jobs that were available. Our present socio-economic status amounts to hovering above the poverty line, and only the strong desire of not having our children inherit the attitudes of the subservient, keeps our heads above the surface. We share the lot of many, that once were the middle class of America, the backbone of our Country.
As we all know, the middle class in the United States is on the brink of extinction. As a result there shortly will be only two distinct classes of people in the US: the poor and the wealthy. This is owing to the rampant corruption of our Legislature, unbridled corporate greed, adoption of wealth as the ultimate standard to gauge a human being, and general tendency to amuse ourselves to death.
For those major reasons, and a host of minor ones, our life is becoming increasingly difficult. The country that our children will inherit is not going to resemble anything we know. There is a real threat of them becoming indentured to the big enterprise, and be deprived of all freedoms that we hold so dear. This is taking place right in front of our eyes. Slowly, and almost imperceptibly, the noose that is already choking, tightens further around our necks. Unless the true sources of our demise are recognized and identified, and the social dialog takes place, the downward path of democracy in our Country is ensured.
Only the good of ALL CITIZENS should be the ultimate goal of Legislature. As we can see, the polarization of our society led to severe economic and social problems. "We, the People" should determine the course of action, not the narrow special interests or corrupted politicians. Be it proposed by one Party, or the other, only things that benefit the common good should be encoded into law.
2. Issue oriented
Two major issues are facing our Country at present. Without resolving these issues, we, as a society will fall behind any developed nation on this planet. These issues are EDUCATION and HEALTH CARE. Without healthy body we cannot expect a healthy mind. Most other issues brought to the attention of our citizens are secondary in nature.
We do not seek any profit from this activity. Our only interest is to gain a consensus on important issues by sparking a public dialog. Only the good of the Country and all of Its citizens is our concern.