Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 27, 2012, 7:59 p.m. EST by elf3
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Mr. President as a citizen and voter, I urge you not to compromise with Republicans over the fiscal cliff. Middle class Americans create jobs since they are the largest consumer populous in the world. The inability of the working class and lower wage workers to maintain a standard or cost of living will absolutely cripple the world economy. It's time for corporations to pay their fair share. They have so many loopholes written in as well as the ability to offshore their financial departments they surely are not paying their fair share for the amount of resources they cost American taxpayers. They consume far more of electricity, oil, gas, police, roadways, than the average taxpayer and therefore should pay a bit more when instead they are paying virtually nothing and able to hide their profits in capital gains and write offs and Swiss bank accounts. We build their business with our labor but all we get for it is higher prices, stagnant wages, benefit cut-backs and pink slips. How much oil does Wal-Mart use shipping goods back from China Driving up all of our gas rates? How much landscaping, repairs, and land-hording does a bank or business get to use use as a write off? The current financial policy in this nation has left the working class in complete ruins. The poor will suffer more greatly than they ever have in history as jobs become scarcer, are-off-shored, and out-sourced. When will you stand up and protect the American way. Watch It's A Wonderful Life Mr. President, for surely America has become Pottersville. Will you take the "Potter Deal" or will you protect what is right? There will be no time in history to get this moment back... or we are forever doomed to becoming a third world caste system reliancy nation. Reliant on whatever scraps Wal-Street will let us have and whatever price a monopoly declares fair. Off to bed Mr.President, I began my day at 5 off to work at 7, home at 6 and my husband left at the same time and is still out working. We haven't bought new clothing in 6 years. We're wearing shoes with holes in them. We can't afford to donate a snippet of our meager wages to billionaires we're stressed out and worried all the time. Our wages have been stagnant for the last 15 years we entered adult hood in the Bush years and have been free-falling ever since with no chance for upward mobility. Our government is supposed to represent the taxpayers, the people, the citizenry not Multi-billion dollar conglomerates who profit off the failure of the average American Dream and don't even operate in this country (financially or physically.) Don't let them do this to us. We want freedom and a fair system back not a fixed monopoly subsidiary, conglomerated market that seeks only to prevent the citizenry of this nation from achieving any sort of financial independence or entrepreneurship. Their only goal is to stifle innovation, creativity, and any and all perceived competition. They own the market, we all just work for it. So will you take a stand for the American Citizen? Will you force Wall Street to back down?
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