Jobs Not Wars

The "fiscal cliff" deal was not all bad. Social Security and Medicare weren't cut. Unemployment benefits were extended. Taxes went up a tiny bit on some of the wealthiest.

But Pentagon spending remained outrageously high, giveaways to corporations were enormous, the President went back on his commitment to end tax cuts for more of the wealthiest, the deal raised taxes on people making $20-200K per year more than on those making $200-500K, and the debt ceiling limit remained -- setting up a big push to cut Social Security and Medicare in the coming months.

No deal at all would have been better than this one.
Had the "Bush" tax cuts expired, the good parts of this deal could have been passed.

We must now work to take the focus off the deficit and put it on jobs and smart public investment. That means moving the money away from war preparations. Please sign this petition. The greater the number of signers, the greater use we will be able to make of it in influencing the coming showdown.

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Number Date Name Location Would you like to add ...
15418 8 months ago Anonymous Arlington , TX , US
15417 2.9 years ago Christopher Dunham Feasterville, PA , US
15416 4.2 years ago Lucas Brown GAYLORD, MI , US
15415 4.3 years ago Francoise Coyne Maynard, MA , US
15414 4.4 years ago Kathleen Kitchen Gaylord, MI , US
15413 4.7 years ago Carlos Echevarria Inglewood, CA , US
15412 4.7 years ago L Glasner NY, NY , US
15411 5 years ago mike segall sanford, FL , US
15410 5 years ago Salvador Santos Hialeah, FL , US
15409 5 years ago Mike Wagenblast Cosmopolis, WA , US Appears that the congress and the president stand to make a little on the side by going along with the multinational corporations. Either that or they are paying back their campaign contributions.
15408 5.2 years ago jonah freedman brooklyn, NY , US
15407 5.3 years ago Joshua Gentile Hometown, IL , US
15406 5.3 years ago Wyatt Hale Brookville, PA , US
15405 5.3 years ago Kimberly Stovarsky Fort Worth , TX , US
15404 5.4 years ago Desta Waldu Boston, MA , US
15403 5.5 years ago Lesa Nolte Ontario , CA , US
15402 5.5 years ago Nancy Majors Oak Lawn, IL , US
15401 5.5 years ago Nancy Majors Oak Lawn, IL , US
15400 5.5 years ago Cindy Cox Twin Falls, ID , US Since I graduated college in 2011, two years ago I have worked for 8 months. There is a job problem in this country and my congressional reps ignore me when I write them about it. I want to work. I ...
15399 5.6 years ago Janice Rogers Port Arthur, TX , US
15398 5.6 years ago Mary Larkin-Berlinski Moss Landing, CA , US
15397 5.6 years ago Catherine Hart Mt. Airy, MD , US
15396 5.6 years ago Tamara Matz Los Angeles, CA , US
15395 5.6 years ago Clare Farabaugh Dallas, PA , US
15394 5.7 years ago Michael Barber Chestertown, MD , US
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