We Can Do Better

Unlike many, I still believe we still live in the greatest country in the world. That said, I do believe that we can do better.

We can do better (not in any particular order)

  • than continuing to play partisan politics where the inability for both sides to compromise does not benefit the country or its people.
  • than believing the outrageous statements of political pundits on both sides who are merely looking for ratings and to increase the amount of disharmony within our country.
  • in developing an income tax system that is fair to all.
  • than allowing incarcerated felons to receive better healthcare and access to other services at a lower cost than our senior citizens.
  • than the “let the buyer beware” philosophy of many businesses.
  • in enhancing the creativity of our children.
  • in supporting local businesses that support the local economy.
  • than using standardized testing and educational targets established by politicians to measure educational progress.
  • than eliminating jobs and moving operations overseas to improve the bottom line.
  • in listening to others and agreeing to disagree without sarcasm, shouting, or bullying.
  • in working together to build a better community and country.

This is just a partial list of what I came up with in a few minutes of random thought.

 What would you add to the list?

About caseywheeler

My interests include: Model trains, Reading, Genealogy, New York Yankees and helping organizations be successful.
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10 Responses to We Can Do Better

  1. Dan Clark says:

    Even though CUs, the ‘movement,’ is more than a century old, I agree its full promise is still ahead. While true that individual CUs owe it to members to survive, all CUs should be adressining improved communities and qualties of life in their visioning. Your list should spark ideas in many planning retreats.

  2. caseywheeler says:

    Thanks for the input Dan. I believe that credit unions have a social mission that extends to improving their communities as that also improves the environment for their members.

  3. SANDRA MAIN says:

    WE CAN PUT ALL OF OUR VETERANS ON THE TOP OF THE LIST FOR HOUSING, JOBS AND MEDICAL CARE. THEY ARE OUR HEROS AND SHOULD BE RESPECTED AND TREATED AS SUCH. THIS GOES FOR ALL VETS, VIET NAM INCLUDED. THEY SERVED AND THEN WERE SHUNNED. GOD BLESS THE VET.

  4. caseywheeler says:

    Very true Sandy. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Shawna Sykes says:

    *In providing better educational opportunities for our children at an affordable cost.
    *In ensuring that all of our citizens have access to affordable health care.

  6. caseywheeler says:

    Good input Shawna. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Patricia Whitaker says:

    On a personal level, we must stop facilitating a philosophy of entitlement for ourselves and future generations without a good work ethic and goal of independence from public subsidy .

  8. Cecelia says:

    Health care that is affordable and accessible for all. Teach compassion to our children.

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