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Forum Post: Care to sign a wh.gov petition to repeal Bush cuts on $250k+?

Posted 7 years ago on Nov. 19, 2012, 10:58 a.m. EST by thegreatsquare (16)
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http://wh.gov/XI7a [Please tweet and pass along]

Really hoping to hit the 150 signature threshold so that it can be seen on the site directly at least.

I'm doing this because I figure that my support for Obama shouldn't end with my vote. If I gets good numbers [...and if nationalize the twinkie industry can get 2k+, what can't?], then something like this can help Obama by strengthening his hand during negotiations.



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[-] 1 points by Coyote88 (-24) 7 years ago

I will not support Obama any more than I would support Romney.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8708) 7 years ago

This isn't a person, it's an issue. Let's forget personalities and support or oppose issues.

[-] 1 points by gsw (3324) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 7 years ago
[-] 2 points by thegreatsquare (16) 7 years ago

That's good [gsw], but Obama has committed to respond to any petition that hits 25k on wh.gov, while this petition can be ignored at any number of signatures.

With all the attention paid to petitions to secede on the wh.gov site, that is the site that demands attention. Not to dis OWS, I love it and hope its principles pervade America in the coming years, but it does carry the baggage of a few stereotypes. Even though these stereotypes are not fair, they do distract.

A wh.gov petition has a bit better payoff short term. It has 30 days, it's guaranteed to get an official response if it reaches 25k and it coincides with the negotiations currently occurring with an end of the year deadline of the "fiscal cliff".

From a political standpoint, a petition now on wh.gov is tactically well placed.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 7 years ago

He also said he'd march the lines with people in strikes. Never happened.

[-] 1 points by thegreatsquare (16) 7 years ago

His definition of legitimate targets for the casualties of drone strikes in Pakistan is the same used by the Serbs for the Bosnians at the massacre of Srebrenica.

I understand, Obama's isn't perfect. I understand he doesn't get everything said done and he doesn't get everything right. He generally sounds like somebody else I know. [me] But I'm going to take the glass as half full approach, especially since the other side isn't just willing to empty my glass, but take the glass too and send me a bill for glass removal.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 7 years ago

both sides want to give your glass to Wall Street and spy on your emails complaining about it.

Wall Street still getting unlimited resources due to government policy that both sides refuse to reform.

[-] 0 points by richardkentgates (3269) 7 years ago

If he fails (and so far he is), then the hope he promised also fails. This is the atmosphere while hope exists. What I'm saying is manipulating public opinion, spin and talking point won't cut it, not this time. You and your cohorts need a serious rethink regarding what you're doing on this forum and elsewhere.


[-] 1 points by thegreatsquare (16) 7 years ago

Thank for signing.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 years ago

Signed & Tweeted.

What I said when I signed:

Trickle down economics is a failure. All it has done is make it easier to funnel more money off shore. Something over 30 trillion dollars at this point in time? Sucked straight out of the economy. Over twice the amount of the national debt. We need to put money back to work in society/economy.

[-] 1 points by thegreatsquare (16) 7 years ago

Thank you, DKAtoday

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 years ago

Thanks for the post. The people need to sound off loud and clear - enough of this trickle down BS.

[-] 0 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 7 years ago

we should get a petition to get upper tax brackets back to the pre-Reagan era.


[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 7 years ago

Republicans still have a majority in the House. This situation is really not that different than the time before. What makes you think it will go differently?

I think Obama will just sign for them again. People will say "he was forced"


[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 7 years ago

Well I'm rooting for tax increases on the rich and all to go well.

But I just haven't seen anything big enough that makes this time around different than the last.

[-] 3 points by thegreatsquare (16) 7 years ago

Ya know how Obama told the crowd "Don't boo ...vote".

...well, don't look for something "big enough that makes this time around different", help make that something "big enough".

Sign the petition in the OP.


[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 7 years ago

I did sign it.

I've also sent emails and have called the White House many times on many issues. As well as joined many protests.

I also voted against the corrupt that continue extending the cuts for the rich.

Quoting a warmonger is not a good way to inspire me.

[-] 1 points by thegreatsquare (16) 7 years ago

Sorry, I didn't know you signed it. [thanks] I was thrown off because I've gained 2 sigs since I've posted here.

You're seem to have done a lot. I'm so discouraged at the moment. I got 7 signatures in 4 days on an actual issue, while petitions like the one to use the money for the drug war on the genetic engineering of amine type cat girls domestically has ~200.

I was freaking ready to give up on this, but you've changed my mind.

I have no idea what to do next though. If OWS can garner only 2/3 signatures to raise taxes on the top earners, I don't see my luck being better elsewhere.