“For a long time, I just didn’t care about politics. They couldn’t hurt me. I didn’t have anything to take away.”
It has only been since I’ve attained my employment goal – a good paying Job that I enjoy and I am good at – that I have become interested in politics. Before then, I was too poor and struggling on a day-to-day basis to have the luxury of being concerned with politics. I was more wrapped up in how to get money to pay the rent or fix the car or pay for gas. Getting sick? Going to the Doctor? Forget about it – I couldn’t afford it.
The reason it floored me is that I never even considered it. Now, I am considering it. There is an old phrase often heard around where I grew up,
“I’m so broke, I can’t even pay attention.”
That is where I was politically – I “couldn’t” pay attention because I was just struggling to survive. Well, now that is just not acceptable! I should have been paying attention to politics! The better the economy does, the better we all do – and there are vastly different opinions on how best it works. I prefer the one based in reality. I prefer the one who has a basis in history and a proven track record. I prefer facts and figures and honest analysis.
So, if you are “too poor to pay attention,” do it any way! You can’t afford to not Pay Attention – you can not afford to not vote! Do your research, figure out what would help you and the country – then get out and VOTE!