Brooklynites Vote For Tax Spending That Makes Sense


It’s market day in Cadman Plaza.  Nydia’s sign is inviting Brooklynites to vote with 20 pennies for the kinds of spending of our taxpayer dollars that makes most sense to them.


These guys on their lunch hour thought about it.  They’re telling Edith that what matters most is health care, “because what good is a job if your health’s no good.”


An interested visitor (and there were many today!) is looking at the literature Pat has given her after her vote.  There’s the graph from War Resisters’ League showing how the tax dollars are really spent.  She’s saying, “you can see today’s penny poll results on our blog, and here’s the web address (on the yellow quarter sheet)”


Sometimes we ask ourselves, is this time with people and Ms Gizmo (our penny poll machine) really accomplishing anything? Then we see how everyone’s concentrating hard, thinking about what matters, how many people are always willing to approach a table with PEACE written on its skirt.  We think it’s part of a picture we can’t see yet, but we’ll believe and keep going.


– Caroline Chinlund – words and pictures
– Edith Cresmer – chart
for the Granny Peace Brigade

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