This Tweet from President Biden scrolled down my Twitter today and I felt compelled to answer. Answer for real. Answer politely. Or rather, ask a question politely. I wasn't raised to be rude to the POTUS, elephant or donkey.
The President suggests that we need to totally revamp and rebuild our economy. And I asked, "How", given the plight of the younger generation, including my 3 daughters. President Trump also had lofty goals that he called Making America Great Again. Both sides of the aisle have ignored the past and present health catastrophe facing babies, children, teens and young adults. Many years ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics reported that 50% of children had a chronic illness. Given the trend, that number is surely higher in 2021. And adults have not fared any better. Diabetes, heart disease, cancer of all sorts, mental health issues, obesity.
Politics aside, how the heck do we improve upon the “can do!” attitude of the post-War boom that was fueled by the Cold War? Post-Covid is producing weaker, less fit, more frightened, anxious, divided, hesitant, Americans who are afraid to think and act for themselves or listen to those on “the other side.” Who is going to build this new economy?