I don’t agree with all the people proposing to thank, applaud, put on a parade for the world’s essential workers. The people proposing that are doing it for themselves—to feel like they are doing something when, in fact, they are not doing anything.

No, what I propose is voting for people who will prepare properly, enforce better pay, and make sure everyone has the right to healthcare. And not weasel words like access to healthcare.

When Congress voted for the $2T economic bill, there wasn’t a single question of “How will we pay for this?” Not one! So, we can do good things if we want. We just choose not to. And that deserves no applause.

Bob Schulties @bobschulties