It's a bit rich hearing big corporations like Amazon and Uber telling their workers to stay home if they feel sick, since most of these big corporations don't offer paid sick leave to their employees. So if they don't come to work because they're sick, they don't get paid, and they might get fired! If you still think you shouldn't get paid when you're sick, ask yourself how many of the illnesses you've had were 100% your fault. I swear, some people act like no one else has ever deserved a break. And if you still think getting fired for being sick is "just the free market at work," I would feel compelled to ask if you have ever been in danger of losing your job for being sick. In a world where we now bow out of social gatherings because we fear the coronavirus, we should make sure folks who interact with a lot of customers can take some time off to get well so they don't make those customers sick. And these workers shouldn't face joblessness or destitution because of it! Hence Sum of Us helps you tell big corporations to start granting paid sick leave to their workers.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 860, the Social Security 2100 Act, so that we can increase benefits and ensure Social Security remains on a secure fiscal footing, then Social Security Works still helps you do that. The Social Security 2100 Act would calculate cost-of-living increases in a realistic manner, rather than used the "Chained CPI" that doesn't take into account all the fixed costs seniors have. I mean, if the price of a drug goes up, seniors aren't just going to switch to a cheaper drug, are they? But Chained CPI would assume they would! The Social Security 2100 Act would also tax income over $400,000 into the system -- feel free to tell your Congressfolk that income between $132,700 and $400,000 should also be taxed into the system! -- and would raise the threshold at which Social Security benefits can be taxed. So the Social Security 2100 Act would pay out more money, and would also let you keep more of your hard-earned money. And make no mistake, you earned Social Security.
Finally, with our government a little slow (who'da thunk it?) in getting dangerous and potentially lethal inclined baby sleepers off the market, Consumer Reports helps you tell Facebook and Craigslist to ban the sale of these items on their platforms. Facebook's marketplace is booming, and Craigslist is still a big player in online classifieds no matter how 2000s they seem. And they really have no excuse, since Walmart, Amazon, and eBay have already committed to ridding inclined baby sleepers from their platforms. Please don't be the fool who says but don't folks who have inclined baby sleepers have a right to recoup some of their costs? After all, they didn't know they were buying a product that would be banned! I would answer that question with another question: does any baby deserve to die by accident in a product we all know isn't safe just so someone can get a few bucks back? You could only answer "yes" to the first question if you could also answer "yes" to the second; I suspect more folks would answer "yes" to both than they would have years ago, simply because being uncivilized doesn't seem to be the stigma it used to be. But they're still wrong.