Forget the first one hundred days. It's been, what, three weeks? Three weeks of watching big money flood into our capital city. Positions bought, not earned. Decisions benefiting our environment, our health, our trade...our American values, overturned.
Today's decision to confirm the president's nominee for Secretary of Education made me angrier than I've been during this entire election process. This hits home for me, as a public school graduate, parent, and employee.
And just when I thought the day couldn't get politically worse, I received a call-to-action email from my chosen teachers' organization. Apparently, a state senate bill has been proposed to bar teachers from using automatic paycheck withdrawal for professional organization dues.
That's right, the state government is now trying to control how I spend my money and manage my funds. It's okay to use automatic withdrawal for donations to my school district (funny, right, teachers giving money BACK to their schools?) and to United Way campaigns, but apparently not to the organization that directly supports my profession. Hmmm, could it have something to do with the fact that we have lawyers who frequent the State Capitol on our behalf?
This is just my tiny corner of the universe, and I am feeling personally attacked. When I start thinking of other issues such as the National Security Council and judicial appointees, I can't even begin to fathom the chaos that will ensue if they continue the regressive tactics they have already shown to favor.
Election 2018 seems so very, very far away tonight.