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Forum Post: Lobby your Representative in Congress and your Senators..

Posted 1 year ago on Nov. 23, 2012, 4:49 p.m. EST by Shule (1696)
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With this "fiscal cliff" hot on the agenda in Washington right now, OWS can take advantage of an opportunity in the direction of achieving more progressive tax structure. Lobby your Representatives in Congress, and your Senators, i.e. write to them, etc. saying you want to see a more progressive tax structure. That is to have the wealthiest Americans contribute a little more than they are now with financing our government through taxes. At least eliminate the Bush tax cuts.
If enough of us lobby maybe they'll listen to us instead of the corporations for once. Make it a win for OWS.

Keep in mind if a progressive tax structure is not put in place by the end of the year, everybody's taxes will go up.

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[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Agreed. I will pressure all pols (my reps are pretty solid on the progressive approach.

Solidarity!

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[-] 0 points by janus2 (-387) 1 year ago

I have been calling them. my message is cut the spending and no new taxes.

[-] 1 points by Shule (1696) 1 year ago

Remember, "cut the spending" is a another way of saying "somebody is going to loose their job." It might be you who loses.

[-] 0 points by janus2 (-387) 1 year ago

when the govt cuts spending money it doesnt have the country wins.

[-] 1 points by Shule (1696) 1 year ago

How is that? When the government cuts spending, domestic spending that is, people get laid off, and essential services are stopped. Nobody is winning. Now if they were cutting monies for foreign wars, and aid to countries which don't need it, I'd agree with you, but I surmise that is not what you're talking about.