President Obama has a plan for America. He thinks we need to "Eat our Peas" and accept cuts to programs such as Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid. As an electorate, we overwhelmingly oppose these cuts.
What exactly is he trying to tell us with this message? We may not like the taste of peas, but they are good for us so we should obey our parents and take our medicine.
Well, this author likes the taste of peas. All they need is a little butter and salt and they taste great!
But whatever, I didn't pick the metaphor. Cuts to these valuable social programs are not good for us and the President needs to receive that message. I have an idea of how we can let him know and help some people in the process.
Cuts to programs that help senior citizens and the poor are not good for us as a country, these programs are the source of our strength. The President seems to need a reminder of that reality.
He may think standing up for these programs is bad politics and might cost him an election, but it isn't. Protecting these ideals is the backbone of Democratic success and if our party wants to grow bigger and stronger he needs to learn to love them.
Mr. President, you need to eat your peas, and we are gonna help you do it.
You can buy a can of peas online or in the local store and ship them to:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
I just sent a few myself, if you join me I'm sure the White House will get the message and of course pass the cans along to local food banks.