Posted 5 years ago on July 25, 2012, 11:57 a.m. EST by DKAtoday
from Coon Rapids, MN
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Here is another good cause/campaign/petition to begin the healing of our society:
Take a look - see if you can agree then sign it and circulate it out to social media your friends and family.
This issue needs full public support.
Stand Up for Working Families
Win or lose in November, there's going to be a fight in December.
Republicans will try to extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich. They'll try to keep an unlimited flow of money going to the Defense Department. What's worse -- they're going to try to pay for it all by cutting Medicare and Social Security and by blocking any sort of spending on new jobs bills.
We can't let that happen.
Join Democracy for America, Daily Kos and our friends at the Congressional Progressive Caucus and say "No!" to any budget that reduces the deficit on the backs of working families.
Be it resolved, any deal on taxes and spending to replace the Budget Control Act –
(1) must not cut Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security benefits;
(2) must contain serious revenue increases, including closing corporate tax loopholes and increasing individual income tax rates for the top 2%;
(3) must significantly reduce defense spending to focus our armed forces on combating 21st century risks; and
(4) must promote economic growth and expand economic opportunity by including strong levels of job-creating federal investments in areas such as infrastructure and education.
ALSO : From The Working Families Party.
They're willing to cut college aid, unemployment benefits, Meals on Wheels, day care support for working families and transportation assistance for the elderly and disabled.
The Senate will vote today on ending the Bush tax cuts for the top 2%. So far, Republicans have been unwilling to ask for a single dollar more from the nation's wealthiest to help preserve vital public programs.
Since the financial crisis started four years ago, we've all sacrificed. We've felt the impact of cuts to public safety and public schools. But the very wealthiest among us haven't been asked for one red cent.
The Senate will vote today to end the Bush tax cuts on the nation's richest people -- people who can definitely afford it. It's a no-brainer.
Ten years ago, President Bush sold these tax cuts by saying that they'd help create jobs. A decade later, it's clear that plan failed.
That's because this country's real job creators are the working- and middle-class families who buy things from local businesses. When they have money, they spend it. And when items are flying off the shelves at local stores, business owners need to hire people to restock those shelves. No "job creator" ever hired anyone who wasn't needed -- no matter how low the tax rate was.
The tax bill in the Senate will raise revenue that can be used to help out the working-class families that are still struggling from the recession. And it will lower taxes on middle class Americans, giving them more money to spend and letting them create more jobs.
The Senate's tax bill is a no-brainer. But Republicans may still block it. And that's a different kind of no-brainer.
Thanks for your support,
-Dan Cantor, WFP