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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15292 4.9 years ago Octavio de la Torre Palmdale, CA , US
15291 4.9 years ago Laura Macdonald Lombard, IL , US
15290 4.9 years ago Gregory Simpson Powell, TN , US
15289 4.9 years ago Michael Madias Portland, OR , US
15288 4.9 years ago Brittany Wilkins Tarboro, NC , US
15287 4.9 years ago Scott Morris Dallas, TX , US
15286 4.9 years ago William Newell Redwood City, CA , US
15285 4.9 years ago Annie Weber Midlothian, VA , US
15284 4.9 years ago Nina Z. SLC, UT , US
15283 4.9 years ago CB Davis Gray, ME , US
15282 4.9 years ago Kendra Bickler Ramona, CA , US
15281 4.9 years ago Michele Balfour Edgewater, FL , US
15280 4.9 years ago sharon Wendt ogden, UT , US
15279 4.9 years ago Elaine Blodgett Mc Dade, TX , US CLIMATE CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
15278 4.9 years ago Justine Hughes Lakewood, OH , US
15277 4.9 years ago joann butkus chicago, IL , US
15276 4.9 years ago Keri Coombs Berwyn, IL , US
15275 4.9 years ago Cindy Sims dallas, TX , US
15274 4.9 years ago James Lewis Puyallup, WA , US
15273 4.9 years ago lois f Glenwood, NM , US
15272 4.9 years ago Esther Allman Frankfort, IL , US Protect public education from those who believe in privatizing the universe so that they can benefit and enrich their bank accounts.
15271 4.9 years ago Michael Rothstein Akron, OH , US
15270 4.9 years ago David A. Stone Highland Park, NJ , US
15269 4.9 years ago Michael Hamburger Collingswood, NJ , US
15268 4.9 years ago Ellen Franzen Berkeley, CA , US
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