In the 1800s, to pick oneself up by your bootstraps meant to do the impossible. Amazing how Reagan and the GOP broke our society and filled them into thinking we should ask go it alone.

But people need each other. We need to convince ourselves to lean on each other again.

@Aryakicksbutt There’s no question that Republicans have become more selfish over the past 40 years, or at least more openly selfish. The USA has always been reluctant to help our neighbors because of rugged individualism. Everyone should be rich here! We have stolen land!

It’s the exceptions like Frances Perkins, who worked to make all our lives easier, who stand out.

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