Without significant investments in our children’s health and education, our nation cannot be great. In fact, instead of making us great, ignoring the needs of our children will be our nation’s demise. Already, life expectancy in America, once the best in the world, is dropping significantly. But our greatest deficit, I fear, is the ability of politicians to care. Kids, after all, don’t vote. Their parents do, but they don’t seem to make the connection between the actions of the politicians they support and the well-being of their own children.