“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.” -H.L. Mencken
We are back with Jane Johnson this week, as she provides us with an update for the current legislative session. 'Tis the season of legislators positioning themselves for future re-elections! So, what does this mean? This means we are in a legislative season where we can expect a lot of red meat issues that really pander to the base and can be very divisive. The issues that Jane and Tony cover on this episode, however, aren't those red meat issues that typically get overblown in the media. Instead, the issues we’re advocating for as a Florida Association For Centers For Independent Living are real issues that affect real people. Some of these issues are related to funding that will allow people to stay in their homes, to provide home modifications, durable medical equipment, and assistive technologies, to name a few. One of the most fruitful parts of today's conversation is to help us, the residents of the state of Florida and for anyone who follows politics, to not be bamboozled by issues that are meant to distract us. They also talk about what we can do to not buy into the issues that are intentionally meant to be illusive in order to create fear, division, and keep us polarized.
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