You've no doubt heard that our Administration has rolled back the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard, which had already done a good deal to reduce pollution from coal corporations. And not because our President "cares" about coal miners! How many times must I tell these pimps! Coal miners breathe air, after all, so dirtying their air a little more doesn't help them -- though it does help their bosses gild the plumbing in their 19th vacation homes, and for our President, that is what "saving coal" is all about! It's always about other bosses with this guy! And not for nothing, but polluting the air more is approximately the last thing you should do during a pandemic that literally chokes people to death. Hence the Sierra Club helps you tell our Administration to stop rolling back pollution protections during a pandemic, or, indeed, during any other time. If coal corporations want to survive, why don't they embrace renewable energy? They'll whine about how "tough" that is, but these are our "best" and "brightest" entrepreneurs, after all, so maybe they ought to live up to their own PR.
Meanwhile, Daily Kos helps you tell our President to give asylum-seekers a fairer process. There is, after all, a world-wide pandemic going on, even if there are fewer wars going on as a result, and folks do deserve our mercy. Don't brook any silliness from right-wingers about how WE HAVEZ TO TAKEZ CAREZ OF OUR OWNZ!!!!! No one has actually said otherwise! Though plenty of right-wingers actually do espouse not taking care of our own, and too many of them also indulge in rage-fantasies that every single refugee, merely by being in America, takes food out of an American child's mouth. That being said, yes, if we stopped importing foreign workers to do the jobs that we (wrongly) imagine Americans won't do, we would better be able to practice the mercy of a great nation by helping more refugees from war-torn or plague-torn lands. Strangely, that's not how we do it in America, because it doesn't enable some CEO somewhere to gild the plumbing on his 19th vacation home. I sure do hope some Americans remain who regard civilized behavior as more worthy of preservation than a millionaire's unearned income.
Finally, our Treasury Department says it'll allow banks to seize your stimulus check in order to cover fees or debts. This comes, of course, from the Treasury Department headed up by the Foreclosure King, Steve Mnuchin, who once foreclosed on a grandmother who was 27 cents in arrears on her mortgage, and who recently claimed that you should be able to make your stimulus check last 10 weeks! Maybe that was true the last time he ever had to count the cost of anything -- or maybe he's just a bad human being who doesn't care about anything he says or does. But the whole point of a stimulus is to get money in people's hands so they'll spend it and keep the economy going, but if banks are just going to take it from you -- to pay off debts they've likely tolerated for a long time! -- then it's not very much of a stimulus, is it? Hence Demand Progress helps you tell your Congressfolk and your Treasury Department to stop letting banks take people's stimulus checks. I don't necessarily expect our politicians to listen -- but I do expect them to suffer embarrassment in the eyes of the American people if they fail to act.