Posted 4 years ago on June 18, 2012, 9:12 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic
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“The Great Recession, brought to us in large part by Wall Street, caused a massive drop in revenue that states and localities depend on, forcing them to cut all but the most necessary costs. As Americans who depend on public transportation for their livelihood have watched helplessly, state and local governments have had been forced to cancel or cut service, or indefinitely delay much-needed improvement projects as they bear the ongoing burden of having to pay hundreds of millions of dollars worth of high-interest-rate loans to Wall Street banks. Even now, after trillions in bailouts on behalf of those banks, they wrongly refuse to renegotiate those loans,” said Kucinich.
“I introduced H.R. 2990, the National Emergency Employment Defense Act of 2011 because it is wrong that Americans are beholden to the private financial institutions that put their own greed ahead of rebuilding our economy. Under the N.E.E.D. Act, new money would be spent into circulation as the economy grows and that money would be used to pay for infrastructure, education, renewable energy, and other projects as appropriated by Congress. It would create real wealth and career opportunities in millions of new, good jobs, without inflation."