A few minutes ago, JT and I sat down to watch 60 Minutes. We tuned in for the story about polar bears. Prior to that, there was a story about children, poverty, and homelessness in the United States. It was an awfully powerful story. The next time someone tells me that we must take care of our national debt in order to protect the future of our children, I'm going to remember this story and point out that hungry children, children who cannot think and cannot study, who cannot fall asleep because they are hungry, have a greater concern than the fucking national debt.
You can watch the segment for yourself here. I hope that you will do so.
After JT and I watched it, I dried my tears, turned to him and said "Our nation can do better than this."
We can, can't we?